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Student Speech

This lesson addresses the First Amendment protections for student speech in public elementary and secondary schools. You willl learn about the legal standards from United States Supreme Court cases that apply to different types of student speech, and how lower courts have interpreted these standards. You will then apply these standards to factual scenarios in multiple choice and essay type questions. This lesson includes the standards that apply to off-campus and online speech.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the legal standards that apply to student speech.
  2. Identify which legal standards apply to different types of student speech.
  3. Analyze fact patterns based on the relevant legal standards.
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