Student First Amendment Rights

The first amendment guarantees freedom of speech and the press, which today includes all forms of media. The amendment states that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” Since the Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) case, students’ and teachers’ right to freedom of speech are protected. The value of freedom of expression is that it allows for freedom of thought. When everyone has the right to free speech and press, we also have the right to hear what they say and read what they write.
Last Updated July 15, 2010 PPC