Public school administrators must have their heads spinning as they try to sort out recent court decisions regarding free-expression rights of students. Principals have the almost impossible task of balancing constitutionally protected student expression with keeping order in schools where education is the primary objective.

In a controversial ruling issued this winter by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel ruled administrators in a northern California school district could legally prevent students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, an important day for the school’s Mexican-American students. The judges sided with school officials who feared violence could be sparked by the display of American patriotism…

Read more by Jeffrey McCall at Kokomo Tribune.

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