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Katy Harriger

Katy Harriger

Katy Harriger is a professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University.

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Commentary: Schools must act carefully on students’ off-campus speech, Supreme Court rules

By: - June 24, 2021

For decades, U.S. courts have ruled that public school students “do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression at the schoolhouse gate,” as the Supreme Court said in 1968. In that case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, the justices held that high school students who were suspended for protesting […]