Let the Students Speak!

Let the Students Speak!

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From a trusted scholar and powerful story teller, an accessible and lively history of free speech, for and about students. Let the Students Speak! details the rich history and growth of the First Amendment in public schools, from the early nineteenth-century's failed student free-expression claims to the development of protection for students by the U.S. Supreme Court. David Hudson brings this history vividly alive by drawing from interviews with key student litigants in famous cases, including John Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District and Joe Frederick of the qBong Hits 4 Jesusq case, Morse v. Frederick. He goes on to discuss the raging free-speech controversies in public schools today, including dress codes and uniforms, cyberbullying, and the regulation of any violent-themed expression in a post-Columbine and Virginia Tech environment. This book should be required reading for students, teachers, and school administrators alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.a€œThe Court cannot do these sixty-two mature and responsible professionals the disservice of believing that collectively their ... Meanwhile, the Klein court rejected that notion and considered the off-campus middle-finger salute to be a€œtoo ... If a student hops on Facebook, MySpace, or some other social networking site and badmouths a teacher, the question becomes whether school officials can punish.

Title:Let the Students Speak!
Author:David L. Hudson
Publisher:Beacon Press - 2011-08-16


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