ERIC Number: EJ587618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Confederate Flag and the First Amendment: A Symbol of Pride of Oppression? "West v. Derby Unified School District #260."
DeMitchell, Todd A.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v8 n2 p180-85 Apr 1999
A federal case (West v Derby Unified School District #260) involving a middle schooler's suspension for drawing a Confederate flag (in violation of a school racial-harassment policy) juxtaposes students' rights of free expression with public schools' unique needs. Speech (or artistic expression) that disrupts the educational process must be suppressed. Offcampus display is another story. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment