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Where Modern Student Rights Began

A black armband worn to advocate peace in Vietnam sparked the Tinker case

A black armband worn to advocate peace in Vietnam sparked the Tinker case

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A black armband worn to advocate peace in Vietnam sparked the Tinker case

Wiki Commons

Wiki Commons

A black armband worn to advocate peace in Vietnam sparked the Tinker case

Where Modern Student Rights Began

Tinker v. Des Moines Case set the precedent for student free speech and expression

Perhaps the most widely-known student free speech case, the landmark Tinker case is studied in middle and high schools across America. Its significance and importance should be mandatory reading for teenagers.

The Legacy of Tinker V. Des Moines
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Students rights of expression

Anthony Ostrander, Staff Writer

High School students are at a point in their lives where they strive to express themselves through any and all outlets available to them. Throughout history schools have done their best to keep the school environment healthy, happy and focused on learning. Schools achieve this by limiting the rights of students while they are on the school campus. However, this I believe is unjust. Everyone should have...

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