Students online speech should not be limited because freedom of speech is a precious right, cyberbullying is not any more disruptive than other issues/occurrences, and schools should not interfere when it does
I agree with your post “Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?” because I think you prove your point by mentioning that freedom of speech is really precious. It is something we are born with and also something that can not be taken away not even in places such as school. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ” students should be able to speak about their opinions even if they are rude.” I think this supports your point about not limiting freedom of speech because it is meaning of having this freedom. I also see that it supports the statement before of schools not having the right to interfere with problems outside of school. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you support your claim. Not only do you support your claims, but you also bring up great points as to why they should not limit freedom of speech. I will be checking up again in future points because it is interesting how incorporate detailed evidence in your writings.
Rigoberto, I think that the premise of your argument is very interesting and you explained your points very well. I thought it was a good supporting point when you brought up a quote about minors rights on the internet from the ACLU. Whether minors should have the same extent of freedom of speech as adults is something I’ve often wondered myself. I personally think that in cases of cyberbullying the school should be able to step in to protect its students. However, I also think you make a good point that schools should not regulate what happens outside of school. I found an article about a lawsuit which is very relevant to your argument and have provided a link(https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124076038) . I hope that you might find this useful and I look forward to reading more of your submissions in the future.
I am impacted by your post, “Rent is causing anger,” because the increase in rent is a big problem in california. It is quite difficult to live in the bay area since that is where it gets quite expensive.
One piece of information that stood out to me is you chart for the average rent for a 2 bed. I think this is a good piece of inf…[Read more]
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