Sunday, April 02, 2006

Student Rights And Wrongs

I seem to recall reading something about a school's ability to Tinker with students' free speech rights . . . .

Check out this bit of coverage of a Colorado school's imposition of a "no flag" rule:

Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag — as well as flags from other countries — amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."
I'm not sure whether I get stuck longest on "brazenly" or "misguided patriotism."

No comments: