The Importance Of Student Speech

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Students do not "shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate," the Supreme Court famously said that in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. However, in the digital age, the formal request of Tinker has been very complicated by the fact that the schoolhouse gate is no longer restricted in certain categories to a brick-and-mortar structure, but may it now be a student 's home computer, tablet, or cell phone. In recent years, the number of social media and technology has provided people who teach others and people who support a policy alike with challenges concerning the legal rule made and protected by authority of student behavior, speech, and facial expressions, and whether the famous Tinker declaration stays …show more content…
Fraser, who delivered a speech full of sexually stated clearly and in detail a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object, given a three-day suspension for disobeying a Tinker-fashioned school rule formally forbid the use of offense by accepted standards of morality language.
The Court determined that a "marked a difference or contrast between similar things or people." existed between the speech in Fraser and the armbands in Tinker:
[I]n upholding the students ' right to engage in the effect of rioting, accepting or allowing what happens or what others do expression of a political point of view in Tinker this Court was careful to note that the case did not relate to speech or action that put oneself into a place upon the work of the schools or rights of other students.
According to the Court, because Fraser 's speech did not the quality of being good or worthy of First Amendment protection, school a person responsible for running a business had the absolute authority to put an end to

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