What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to You?

What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to You?

Lauren Balser


Five high school students are suspended for wearing black armbands to mourn the casualties of the Vietnam War. This is the premise for the famous Supreme Court case of Tinker vs. Des Moines. The court ruled that schools are not allowed to restrict students’ freedoms. After all, freedom is the basis of American values. Free speech, specifically, is one of the better known freedoms in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, but what exactly does it entail?

This is what freedom of speech means to Freedom High School students.


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[Video by Lauren Balser]