The Importance Of The First Amendment In Schools

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The First Amendment will be examined for legal issues that may arise when a student submits an essay or drawing that is religious in nature, and how the First Amendment is applied to this essay or drawing within a classroom setting.
Legal Issues Regarding Grading of Assignment The Constitutional Rights of the students does not stop at the school front door. Students have a right to freedom of speech, covered by the first amendment. The First Amendment protects students’ freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to peaceable assemble, and right to file grievance against the Unite States (U.S. Constitution, 2010.) Students are able to incorporate religion into essays and works of art, as long as the standards of the project is met (Alliance Defending Freedom, 2014.) The limitation is when the school forces students into prayer, or religious activities in order to
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Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, (2000) was a case involving students opposing pre-game prayer. The court ruled that the students who wanted to attend the football game were subject to pre-game prayer (Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, 2000.) Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) ruled in support of the students, when students wore black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. The school informed students presented to school with black armbands, the students are going to suffer suspension from school (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1969.) Parents stated there was a violation of students’ right to free speech, and the court agreed (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1969.) In the case of McCollum v. Board of Education (1948,) allowing religious classes during school hours, as

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