- Special Sections
- Public Notices
By CHARLES C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
When people ask if children in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer, “Only if you think they’re human.”
After all, the U.S. Constitution recognizes that every person is born with certain inalienable rights not granted by the government, including freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment.
But to be polite, I answer by re-framing the question to ask, “To what extent are students free to exercise their inherent rights in public schools?”
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Roane County News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.