Supreme Court Stands Up for Free Speech in Schools

Supreme Court Stands Up for Free Speech in Schools

( – Our founding fathers understood the fundamental importance of free speech to protect against government tyranny and promote the greater good, prior to their declaration of independence. Some may argue that we’ve seen an erosion of free speech rights over the last several decades. Fortunately, we can ask the courts to redress these incursions, as the Supreme Court recently did for students.

On June 23, the Supreme Court sided with a student in a case that dealt with free speech away from school property. The court said that a public school should ensure that students are taught about free speech and learn the saying, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” The justices also affirmed that schools shouldn’t regulate off-campus speech away from school even if it offended teachers and principles.

Even Conservatives like former President Donald Trump seek to make their voices heard on platforms which appear increasingly partisan by seeking relief from the courts to restore their First Amendment rights.

The court said it best. “America’s public schools are the nurseries of democracy.” Out of the mouths of babes…

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