How Students are Fighting Free Speech Limits at Schools, Colleges

November 21, 2015

By Courtney Tompkins at The Daily Breeze

When Simon Yung graduated from San Gabriel High School six months ago he could have walked away from the embattled school district, but his desire to give others a voice pushed him to do something different.

Yung, 18, was part of a team of student journalists who tried to cover a story about the sudden dismissal of an inspirational teacher in May, but when students asked for comment from administration, they were shut down by their principal. The students fought back, challenging what they said was censorship and alleged the administrator had violated their free speech rights...

Schools: University of California Stanford University University of Missouri – Columbia Cases: University of Missouri: Policing of “Hurtful” Speech