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Christensen, Jenna S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Landmark cases have shaped the way present American public schools function. Because of this, one would wonder what influences brought about those landmark cases and this study shows a strong relationship between those cases and events which happened in social history. The language of those cases has also been a factor in public schools because of…
Descriptors: Social History, Public Schools, School Law, Civil Rights
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Conn, Kathleen – Educational Leadership, 2001
Threatening student web sites raise complex legal questions for schools. According to "Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), students' First Amendment rights must be abridged to ensure an orderly school environment. Recent litigation, educator rights, American Civil Liberties Union interventions, and legally defensible strategies for schools are…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Freedom of Speech
Waters, Kevin Stewart; Russell, William Benedict, III – Online Submission, 2008
The Internet is a valuable educational tool being utilized in many classrooms today. However, Internet and computer policies restrict and limit how the Internet and computer can be used in a school. An Internet and computer policy typically limits students to use the Internet and computer for educational purposes. If a student violates this policy…
Descriptors: Discipline, School Districts, Court Litigation, Internet
Taylor, Kelley R. – Principal Leadership, 2010
This article presents a sample legal battle that illustrates school officials' "reasonable forecasts" of substantial disruption in the school environment. In 2006, two students from a Texas high school came to school carrying purses decorated with images of the Confederate flag. The school district has a zero-tolerance policy for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, School Policy, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law
Vacca, Richard S.; Hudgins, H. C., Jr. – West's Education Law Quarterly, 1994
Summarizes the historical background of First Amendment law from "Tinker v. Des Moines" (1969) to "Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier" (1988). Examines the Supreme Court's most recent decisions on related matters as well as lower court decisions involving bias-motivated speech on campus. Offers specific suggestions for public school…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
Kallio, Brenda; Geisel, Richard – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2007
Public schools are unique environments where the rights and responsibilities of one individual or group can easily, if unintentionally, infringe on the rights and responsibilities of other individuals or groups. This can leave public school employees wondering about the nature and scope of their rights. While it is well established that public…
Descriptors: Work Environment, School Personnel, Principals, Secondary School Teachers
Wheeler, Thomas E., II – 2003
This is a collection of paper copies of overhead transparencies that were used for a presentation on student rights and school law. The presentation covered the following topics: (1) student First Amendment rights, focusing on freedom of speech expressed through speeches, articles in student newspapers, demonstrations, T-shirts, and the…
Descriptors: Activism, Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Due Process
Adams, Julian – Communication: Journalism Education Today (C:JET), 1983
Briefly reviews the development of freedom of student expression, including the 1969 "Tinker v. Des Moines" Supreme Court decision, and discusses the standards concerning educational disruption that have been developed since then. (AEA)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Journalism Education, Secondary Education
Lane, Kenneth E.; Richardson, Michael D. – 1992
Dress codes directed at gang attire present school officials with the dilemma of ensuring the safety of the students in a school environment versus the First Amendment rights of students to express themselves. A review of some of the court decisions limited to freedom of expression and general dress code cases serves as a foundation from which to…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Dress Codes
Hudson, David L., Jr. – Principal Leadership, 2004
According to Jay Worona, general counsel for the New York State School Board Association, "Balancing safety and student constitutional rights is not easy. It has to be a careful balance. School officials must be prudent and not overreact. But one part of the equation has to be paramount. And safety should be the primary concern"…
Descriptors: School Safety, Courts, Constitutional Law, Boards of Education
Baldwin, Gordon B. – 1991
Issues in students' First Amendment rights are discussed in this paper, which is directed toward school board members. The "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Schools" (1969) decision is discussed, in which the United States Supreme Court struck down the discipline imposed on students who wore black armbands during school hours to protest…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2005
John Tinker and Mary Beth Tinker are back in a classroom in their hometown, once again wearing black armbands and drawing attention to a war. Now in their 50s, the siblings are living symbols of constitutional rights for secondary school students. In 1965, they and a handful of others were suspended for wearing black armbands to their public…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, War, Community Schools, Court Litigation
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2007
Enshrined in the First Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights that was added to the then 4 year old US Constitution in 1791, it should be no surprise that freedom of speech may be perhaps the most cherished right of Americans. If anything, freedom of speech, which is properly treated as a fundamental human right for children, certainly stands out…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, National Security, Courts, Constitutional Law
Fromm, Megan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Legal scholars rarely focus on student First Amendment rights, and general public understanding of the extent of these rights is vague at best. While media scholars have focused much attention on newspaper coverage of more mainstream issues, no notable attention has been given to examining the way news media cover student First Amendment rights.…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Reporting, Censorship, Freedom of Speech
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Petronicolos, Loucas – 1996
Without question, Supreme Court decisions regarding public school student rights have greatly affected school policies. This paper reviews three decisions of the United States Supreme Court that currently classify the public school student's free-speech and expression rights. The cases include "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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