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ERIC Number: ED524167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
Expression Rights of Public School Employees and Students. A Legal Memorandum: Quarterly Law Topics for School Leaders. Vol. 8, No. 4, Summer 2008
McCarthy, Martha
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
What is the scope of First Amendment free expression rights of public school employees and students? Following a long period with no Supreme Court rulings pertaining to public employee or student speech, the Court since 2006 has delivered significant opinions in this regard. These decisions continue the trend of narrowing the circumstances under which the expression of public school employees and students is considered protected by the First Amendment. This issue of "A Legal Memorandum" takes a look at several Supreme Court decisions governing public employee expression rights and student expression rights. (Contains 2 figures.)
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment