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    Frank LoMonte on Effects of Morse v. Frederick Decision

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    Frank LoMonte on Effects of Morse v. Frederick Decision
    The New School - The New School
    Nearly 40 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students do not shed their right to freedom of speech "at the schoolhouse gate." Administrators, therefore, could not prohibit them from wearing black armbands in silent protest of the Vietnam War.Over the next three decades, the court chipped away at the case, and last year, it ruled that administrators could punish a student for displaying the message, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus." This discussion examines what's left of student free speech, thorny issues such as offensive speech by students on blogs, and how to balance different philosophies of education in the context of the First Amendment - The New School