First Amendment Free Speech Clause Analysis

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The First Amendment Free Speech Clause requires courts and school districts to weigh and balance the need for a safe, orderly school environment conductive to learning and guarantee the right to speak or engage in expressive activity (Darden, 2006). This means that if students are not disturbing others from learning then they are allowed to express their selves freely. This resides back to the Tinker verse Des Moines ICSD case, when principals suspended students for wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court ruled in favor for the students stating that school officials must demonstrate that the speech would disrupt school activities, which in this case it did not (Darden, 2006). Speech is not just considered
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