Education

Free Speech in School

March 23, 2007 1 min read

A recent case brought before the U.S. Supreme Court is testing the bounds of student freedom of speech and school discipline. Centering around an Alaskan student’s irreverent banner calling for “Bong Hits for Jesus,” the case taps into a basic question: Should students’ right to free speech be protected at the risk of creating a free-for-all school environment where administrators and teachers lack the authority to censor inappropriate behavior?

Where do you draw the line? What is a balanced approach to free speech in school?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.