Do you think the First Amendment freedom of speech protects Josephine s actions? The school district administrators believed the bracelet was a disruption to the school environment and banned all students from wearing the bracelets, citing their school dress code policy that prohibited lewd or vulgar language on clothing.
Should Josephine have been reprimanded for wearing this bracelet? For example, where is it stated in the U. Did the speech occur in or out of school?
Which amendment is associated with this case? What practical options are there if not? How have our rights changed as a result of this decision?
Are the Principles of the U. Are those lines clear? Does the school have jurisdiction? The school district cites two prominent Supreme Court cases on student speech in school Tinker v. What is this case s constitutional question?
Was the school s learning environment inappropriately disrupted?
When censoring a students speech, an administrator must An examination of freedom that a particular student s action was a substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities.
What would your reaction be if this happened here at our school? They cited previous cases such as Terminiello v. Use The Interactive Constitution to help students identify important constitutional language to be defined.
Students will be introduced to an adaptation of the Hawk; McDonald-Martinez v. What is the issue before the court? Students can poll the school and assess the student body s understanding of Freedom of Speech issues within school versus other public settings.
By organizing students into smaller groups, writing an opinion becomes more manageable and allows for different strains of legal reasoning to emerge.
How to conduct case analysis issue-what is the case about Rule-what rules are implicated by the facts and the issues Analysis-past cases, current facts Conclusion-what is the ruling Issue First step is to look at the case itself and determine the facts of what happened What was the incident that brought this case to court originally?
What other court cases are mentioned in this case? What is the nature of the speech social vs. What impact does this decision have on the definition of our rights?
Does this give administrators power to search more than just lockers? This case was only heard by the Third Circut Court of Appeals. Blue Mountain School District Note: Facilitate short discussion using the questions from the warm-up activity, then have the group create a list of examples of symbolic speech on board.
Despite the ban, Josephine wore her bracelet to school and was suspended for breaking this policy. Students broke this rule and cited symbolic speech as stated in the First Amendment. Dissenting opinions felt strongly that the school rule banning the armbands was put in place with the intent to maintain the proper school environment and that freedom of speech does not mean unlimited speech whenever and wherever one chooses.
To guide thinking, students will apply the IRAC case analysis technique and then will write majority and dissenting opinions as Supreme Court Justices.
Who are the parties? Why or why not?
The school district administrators believed the bracelets were a disruption to the school environment and banned the bracelets from being worn citing their school dress code policy that prohibited lewd or vulgar language on clothing. Kuhlmeier Morse v.
Organize students into small home groups using the jigsaw method See for more information on cooperative learning strategy. Use the following questions to help guide writing as well as the Case Presentation Rubric: Marc Brasof, Education Fellow 2 3 Background Since Tinkerthe Supreme Court has taken important steps to define the rights of public school students.
For example, an administrator may censor a student s speech if it is likely to cause a substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities Tinker, p. Dissenting judges cite a constitutional test of reasonableness used in previous cases such as Meyer v.
However, other issues of student speech have since come up and the interpretation of student speech in schools has changed based on the context in which the speech is made.
Does the speech undermine the school s learning environment?What Can We Say? An Examination of Freedom of Speech and Expression in Our Schools JAY BEQUETTE CODY KEES BEQUETTE & BILLINGSLEY, P.A.
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