Students' Rights Briefings
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of expression is one of the most valued constitutional rights you have as a U.S. citizen, flowing directly from the First Amendment.
Freedom of expression can include multiple areas:
Students can assert their freedom of expression rights in any of these categories, as long as they donít disrupt school activities. Specifically, this means they canít express themselves in a way that:
Also, there are certain libel laws that can restrict expression. For instance, if a student were to publish untrue material about another person in the school that was meant to or does hurt their reputation, the student can be punished.
Freedom of Expression In the Courts!