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2009

University of Iowa

Educational Administration and Supervision

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The School Official's Ability To Limit Student First Amendment Freedom: Exploring The Boundaries Of Student Speech And Expression In School As Defined By The United States Federal Courts, R Chace Ramey May 2009

The School Official's Ability To Limit Student First Amendment Freedom: Exploring The Boundaries Of Student Speech And Expression In School As Defined By The United States Federal Courts, R Chace Ramey

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The purpose of this study was to identify and review the current legal boundaries of student speech and expression rights in public school, as developed and defined by the U.S. federal courts, to better enable educators to make informed decisions regarding student speech and expression when confronted with such situations. The study examined federal court student speech and expression decisions published between January 1, 1983 and December 31, 2008. Four Supreme Court decisions and numerous lower federal court decisions were reviewed and analyzed to identify the current legal boundaries of student speech and expression in school.

The Supreme Court ...