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SCOTUS Should Clarify Tinker in Favor of Free Speech, Not School Control

SCOTUS Should Clarify Tinker in Favor of Free Speech, Not School Control

COLUMN by Thomas L. Knapp In 1969, the US Supreme Court held, in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, that students don’t “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”   Schools may only prohibit, censor, or punish student speech which would “materially and substantially interfere with the […]