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GSW 1120: Freedom of Speech (Susan Carlton): Free Speech on Campus

Class guide for special section of GSW 1120 focusing on freedom of speech issues.

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How Free Is Speech in Schools?

The short answer is that students do have rights to freedom of speech and expression, but when these rights conflict with the government's interest in providing an education, these rights may be abridged. This section examines some of those restrictions and the history behind them.

  • First Amendment Cases looks at key Supreme Court decisions in establishing the limits of student expression.
  • Law & Legislation looks at laws and school policies affecting student speech, with a focus on college campus speech codes.
  • Op/Ed Pieces presents editorials about multiple aspects of student speech on all sides of the issue.

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