Free Speech

Do Students Have the Right to Post Negative Comments Online?

Do Students Have the Right to Post Negative Comments Online?

| April 11, 2012 | 8 Comments

By Corey G. Johnson Civil rights groups recently intervened in a free-speech controversy at the San Francisco Unified School District after a school suspended three high school seniors and banned them from graduation and prom over comments they made online. The students were suspended from George Washington High School after a teacher learned about postings on […]

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Facebook, Students and Teachers: A Question of Free Speech

Facebook, Students and Teachers: A Question of Free Speech

| September 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Getty By Rob Arcamona Last week, a Missouri judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, suspending part of a law that would have made it illegal for teachers and students to connect via social networks. Section 162.069.4 of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which aims to protect children from sexual predators — […]

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