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students need rights in school

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Started: 2/4/2020 Category: TV
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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students need rights in schools for freedom of speech because students need rights to say whatever they want all schools to need rights in all around the world


Students already have freedom of speech, But with limitations. You are looking for complete freedom while most students would use this in an inappropriate manner. Even within American society, Freedom of speech is restricted to freedom as long as not imposing upon other's freedoms. According to Lambda Legal in their article LIMITATIONS ON STUDENTS" FREE SPEECH, "Courts interpreting the First Amendment have recognized a few narrow categories of your right to free speech that schools may restrict, Including:

Speech that is verbally abusive (harassment)
Speech that promotes illegal drug use or that is lewd or profane
The speech where school officials can show facts that reasonably lead them to conclude that the speech will cause an actual, Substantial disruption to the school"s operation. "
These display the legalities behind freedom of speech. Total freedom for students would result in more fights, Arguments, And the use of swearing. It would also result in sexual word usage. This is displayed within the hormonal rise within adolescents.
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Posted by FwendlyDot 1 year ago
We sent round a petition to change our GCSE option choices. In one day we got 89 signtitures and when we presented it to our headteacher she told us we were being disrespectful to her. She didn't even let us finish our point. Is this right? I know most people get free speech and it is the law but some people just don't respect young people's point of view.
Posted by luanism 1 year ago
I can kind of see your point as to the freedom of speech part. I went to a Catholic school and we had to wear uniforms. The school principal and school resource officer at the time were lame, Uptight, And thought they had control over everybody but that goes to say about anywhere else in society!

My point is, If you want to express yourself, Well, You can. Anybody can. The key is to stop caring about what these damn people with fake authority have to say and just do you. Obviously, Have respect but just do what makes you happy while being a cool/good person and remaining professional at all times!
Posted by Leaning 1 year ago
I might argue no.
Posted by anc2006 1 year ago
Who would argue no? This is a school, Not an authoritarian regime.
Posted by Leaning 1 year ago
Can you define what you mean better?
Public or Private?
Which country/state?
The right to yell fire?
Some type of right to freedom of speech that they don't already have?
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