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Author Hudson, David L., 1969-

Title Let the students speak! : a history of the fight for free expression in American schools / David L. Hudson Jr

Publisher Boston : Beacon Press, c2011
 Upper Mez.  KF4772 .H83 2011    AVAILABLE
Call # KF4772 .H83 2011
Description xii, 195 p. ; 22 cm
Series Let the people speak
Let the people speak
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-192 and index
Contents No rights for students -- The "fixed star" -- Buttons and armbands -- A new era -- Supreme retractions -- Bong hits -- Columbine -- The dress debate -- The new frontier -- The fragile future
Summary "Let the Students Speak! details the rich history and growth of the First Amendment in public schools, from the early nineteenth-century's failed student free-expression claims to the development of protection for students by the U.S. Supreme Court. David Hudson brings this history vividly alive by drawing from interviews with key student litigants in famous cases, including John Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District and Joe Frederick of the 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case, Morse v. Frederick. He goes on to discuss the raging free-speech controversies in public schools today, including dress codes and uniforms, cyberbullying, and the regulation of any violent-themed expression in a post-Columbine and Virginia Tech environment. This book should be required reading for students, teachers, and school administrators alike"--Provided by publisher
Notes Red White
Subject Freedom of speech -- United States -- Cases
Freedom of expression -- United States -- Cases
United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
Students -- Civil rights -- United States -- Cases
ISBN 9780807044544 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807044547 (pbk. : alk. paper)


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