I have a story in this week's issue of Education Week about a recent conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City bringing together participants from several landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases on school speech. The story is headlined "Symposium Revisits Landmark Student-Speech Cases," and it should be freely accessible for a few days by clicking on this link. The conference was attended by John and Mary Beth Tinker, of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District; Mary Kuhlmeier Frey of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier; and various participants from Bethel School District v. Fraser (including a video appearance ...
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