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How Schools Should Respond To National Anthem Protests

September 28, 2017 1:22

If the past is any indicator, public schools are about to have a big teachable moment about the First Amendment, sparked by a burst of tension between President Donald Trump and professional athletes. First Amendment advocates say punishing students for such peaceful acts of protests is not only a violation of their rights; it’s also a wasted learning opportunity.

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