Political "free Speech" In Public Schools
Spooge Thunderbolt missile in your cheerios Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 67Members Posts: 1,531 Fully active user
Acceptable or Unacceptable?I stumbled across a story about a high school student (in New Jersey I believe) who, with the help of some classmates, posted some signs around his school that conveyed a political message. I know many of the readers here are around that age (I haven't been inside of a high school in many years ) so I wanted to know if anyone had experienced similar stories.
Protest Warrior's: Operation Tiger Claw (and no, I didn't make up the name).
The opening snippet: (but please read the link)
|My name is Bryan Henderson and I am an 18 year old senior attending Princeton Senior High School. Better known as Templar_Crusader on the PW forum, I am the proud leader of the small but growing PHS chapter of ProtestWarrior. |
Operation Tiger Claw was my first attempt at leading a protest against the apathy and leftism running rampant at my school. It all started on Friday, May 14th with a small act of conservative pride. My socialist history teacher was on another kick about how articulate Noam Chomsky was, when I finally reached my limit.
I went to the computer in the back of the room and printed out ten ProtestWarrior signs (8?x11) and put them up around the room..
Questions to ponder:
1. Does your school have a policy regarding this type of "speech"?
2. Has someone in your school faced punishment/discipline for practicing some form of political speech?
3. Do you think this activity is acceptable?
4. Do you think the signs this student posted were racist?
That's all I can think to ask right now. Any of your own experiences are welcome.
And let's not turn this into the "I hate Bush/Kerry=Lurch" nonsense please. The subject of the story is based on current events and responding to that is ok but I'm really interested in the overall opinion of political activities in higher grade schools.