Student Freedom of Expression
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Student Freedom of Speech.According to the American Civil Liberties Union: "You (students) have a right to express your opinions as long as you do so in a way that doesn't 'materially and substantially' disrupt classes or other school activities. If you hold a protest on the school steps and block the entrance to the building, school officials can stop you. They can probably also stop you from using language they think is 'vulgar or indecent'("Ask Sybil Liberty" ACLU 1998).
Student Dress Codes.Public schools can also restrict student dress. In 1987 in Harper v. Edgewood Board of Education the court upheld "a dress regulation that required students to 'dress in conformity with the accepted standards of the community'". This means that schools can restrict clothing with vulgarities and such.
Student Religious Beliefs.Schools cannot restrict religious clothing: "School officials must accommodate student's religious beliefs by permitting the wearing of religious clothing when such clothing must be worn during the school day as a part of the student's religious practice".
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