Constitutional rights and the public high school student

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Johnny E. Presson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas Joseph McCook

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine on a case by case basis decisions in the federal courts which define the constitutional rights of public high school students. The following issues are considered: (1) freedom of speech and expression, (2) freedom of the press and student publications, (3) assembly and association, (4) search and seizure, (5) dress and grooming. These emerging student rights are protected by the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The constitutional rights of students have increasingly come under scrutiny by federal courts since 1967. The data for this study are based primarily on research of federal court cases involving the constitutional rights of secondary students. Pertinent state cases are used to supplement the data in the absence of federal cases on a particular issue. Additional data have been collected from a review of the literature.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
High school students $x Civil rights
High school students $x Political activity
High school students $x Attitudes

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