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Government Aid Expanded to Religious Schools
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School Censors "Don't Say Gay" Protest
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Civil Discourse Continues to Decline
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Question | Social Media

A student at my school posted a mean comment about a math teacher on Facebook, saying “Ms. Smith is a f***ing bitch and is really a shitty teacher.” During school, ten other students “liked” the comment. The principal heard about the post and threatened to suspend the student who posted it and give anyone who “liked” it a detention. Can the school punish a student for venting on social media?

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Question | Student Protests

You’re passionate about an issue and you want to take a stance. So, you gather up a bunch of students and organize a protest—a sit-in, a walk-out, a picket line, etc. But does the school have the power to shut it down? Aren’t these protests protected by the First Amendment? 

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Quiz | Student Expression

Think you know the First Amendment? Test your skills with this quiz!

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Quiz | Copyright & Fair Use

When is it okay to use someone else's work? What's the difference between copyright, fair use, and the public domain? Take this quiz to find out more.

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