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ERIC Number: EJ1110298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Say What? The Principal's T-Shirt Conundrum
McDaniel, Thomas
American Secondary Education, v44 n3 p13-18 Sum 2016
In today's public secondary schools, administrators face challenges that prior generations never anticipated, one of which is the T-shirt conundrum. The T-shirts that students wear to class contain all sorts of messages and images, many of which administrators may well consider inappropriate. This article is intended to help beleaguered educators sort out which messages and images are protected by law and which may be censored by administrative disciplinary action. Recent controversies are examined through an overview of federal court rulings. The article then concludes with some practical guidelines for educators and school boards.
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bethel School District 403 v Fraser; First Amendment; Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District
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