This was written in the point of view of a secondary source, by David R. Wheeler. He introduced the technological perspective of freedom of speech into this argument. In his article Wheeler states,
“However, the Internet has since complicated the meaning of the ruling, and those same advocates now worry students’ rights to freedom of speech are again under attack. Schools regularly punish students for online comments, even if those comments are made away from school property and after school hours. Although some administrators target cyber-bullies, others punish students whose only offense is posting an online comment that the school doesn’t like.”-David R. wheeler
So, do student have the same rights of the 1st amendment (freedom of speech) in school and online? Also, do schools have the right to punish students for things students do after school hours and off school property?
There are numerous examples of schools punishing students for seemingly innocuous online activity. In 2012, after a Minnesota student wrote a Facebook post saying a hall monitor was “mean” to her, she was forced to turn over her Facebook password to school administrators in the presence of a sheriff’s deputy. The school made an out-of-court settlement with the student, who was represented by the ACLU. (American Civil Liberties Union)
EQ: How does learning information from multiple perspectives and genres influence your understanding of the topic?
Learning information from multiple perspective and genres influenced my understanding in a positive way. I was able to look at things from different points of view. For example, instead of just looking a court cases that ruled for the schools, I also looked at court cases that ruled for the students. Studying from each perspective, I was able to understand the essential question more clearly.
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