A group of students at Rio Linda High School in California exercised their first amendment rights by wearing t-shirts that condemned another student effort to highlight the struggles of homosexuals. One protestor’s t-shirt said “Sodomy is a sin” and had passages from the bible, while other students wrote “gay pride” on their bodies. However, only students against homosexuality were suspended. It seems everyone is treated equally at the school but some are treated more equally than others. Homosexuals have free speech rights but religious activists are suppressed.
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(2004) Hello, I currently attend a public high school where the principal is trying to ban jelly bracelets. Other people like to call them “sex bracelets”. I and a lot of my other friends don’t follow the stupid “Snap” game, we just like to wear the bracelets because we like them and they express our individualty. Some of the teachers have been cutting the bracelets off peoples arms without warning them first. Read more
I handed out the first in what was supposed to be a series of comic strips at the entrance of my high school, Newton North. The comic strip was titled, “A Day at PCHS,” and it made fun of certain aspects of the school. Read more
Hey guys! It’s me again — Nick Dodds. It’s been quite a while since I wrote you, but I got yet another story from the Canadian front lines. . .
Hi. my name is Nick Dodds, I’m 11 and in grade 6. I go to king city public school in ontario. and I would consider myself a libertarian rockstar. In my school in Ontario Canada I put up a sighn in my locker that said “QUESTION AUTHORITY”.
A threat by an Alabama school to discipline an 11-year-old girl for wearing a cross necklace shows why you can’t trust government schools to protect religious freedom, the Libertarian Party said today.
The Constitution of the United States protects free speech, even speech that is offensive or lewd. Despite this, police officers or legislatures often take things into their own hands and attempt to eliminate speech they don’t agree with. Take the case of two eighth graders from Ohio.
After the Colorado shootings, A lot of attention was drawn to my web-site. Everyone who knows me or has seen my site knows I’m basically a weirdo, so of course the content and writings of my PERSONAL HOMEPAGE are going to be somewhat explicit.
A west-suburban 6th grader was suspended from his middle school for wearing a T-Shirt bearing the logo of the Illinois State Rifle Association (the Illinois NRA affiliate). The teacher claimed that the state rifle association is a violent group and wearing the shirt violates the zero-tolerance policy of the school.
Amber Cole was punished by administrators of Eagleton Elementary School for dyeing her hair pink. Here is a poem that she wrote about her fight for free expression.
Edward Shinkle, a student in Charlotte County, Virginia, recently challenged his high school’s gender-based dress code by wearing his mother’s skirt. The principal and assistant principal immediately forced him to go home and return with traditional male attire. Now Shinkle is fighting back by circulating a petition seeking support for him to wear a skirt and he has contacted the ACLU for a legal challenge.