Student Rights

Minor children do not have the same constitutionally-protected rights as do ordinary adult citizens. Parents and other authority figures can make rules for children that may have the effect of restricting, for example, young peoples’ freedom of speech or religious exercise. School officials often act as authority figures in the lives of young people. Because they are government actors, the actions of public school officials may be limited by Bill of Rights protections to some extent.

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Madison County Schools Sued After Disciplining Student Over Nude Photo
Date: 9/23/14
Source: The Clarion-Ledger

Students in Tottenville Protest High School’s Strict New Dress Code
Date: 9/15/14
Source: ABC 7 New York

Officials Want 12 Scotlandville Magnet High Students Expelled for Fighting
Date: 9/9/14
Source: WAFB Baton Rouge

New Jersey Parents And Students Boycott First Day Of School
Date: 9/5/14
Source: Huffington Post

Dress-code flap: Does embarrassing students with ‘shame suit’ violate their rights?
Date: 9/5/14
Source: Yahoo News

Parents: Colerain students expelled due to race
Date: 9/3/14
Source: Cincinnati.com

Prayer at football games sparks controversy in Apopka
Date: 8/29/14
Source: MyNews13.com