By Rick Jahnkow 970 downloads
Legal Issues Affecting School Access_draft2.pdf
The legal rules for what can be said in schools by teachers, students and non-school community groups are not the same:
- Teachers: can control which topics will be introduced in their classrooms - but they also must conform to state and local school district rules on curriculum content and teacher behavior.
- Students: have an inherent right to engage in free speech activities at school, including the right to express themselves on conroversial topics - but their expressive activities can be limited by “reasonable” time, place and manner guidelines.
- Non-school groups from the community: have NO automatic right to enter schools. If given access, the content of their speech can be limited.
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