Student Speech Limits by Lesly

November 5, 2021

 

Student Speech Limits

In the article “The Limits of Student Speech” I learned that schools want to limit what students have to say about them. A student expressed their feeling on social media about not making the varsity cheerleading team. She was upset and posted negative comments about that situation. The school suspended her and she sued the school district. The appeals court said the First Amendment did not allow public schools to punish students for speech outside school grounds. 


What do you think? Should she have been suspended?

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I think what is happening is an important situation. If it happened out of school then there should be no reason for the school to suspend her. Also it was on her social media having nothing to do with the school. She was just upset and had to express her feelings but there are also different ways to deal with it. Overall. I can see where both sides are coming from. 

Source: https://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/2020-21/030821/the-limits-of-student-speech.html (subscription required)

https://www.youthvoices.live/student-speech-limits/