The Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed that "students do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate." But the internet has both courts and schools trying to determine just where that gate is nowadays, writes First Amendment attorney Robert C. Clothier in an op-ed piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer. "As the Supreme Court has ruled, students outside school have the same First Amendment rights as adults. And while they don't shed those rights entirely on campus, they are curtailed during school or school-sponsored activities," Clothier writes. "That's where the internet is causing difficulties. Online speech isn't just off-campus speech;...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eCampus News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

eSchool News