Wednesday, April 01, 2009

As The World Turns, Another Free Speech Update

A new section of the bill states that a school may censor or punish speech if it "is directed against another student with the intent to ridicule, harass, humiliate or intimidate the other student and has a direct and negative impact on the other student's academic performance or safety in school, whether or not the speech occurs on school grounds or during school hours … "

A spectator at the hearing said there was discussion to change "another student" to "another person." But, that apparently did not happen. Thus calling a douche bag administrator a douche bag apparently is protected.

Still, it appears this new section opens a myriad of problems. What if a student ridicules a peer at the beach?

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