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Schools And Bad Language Don’t Mix?

July 23, 2021

Background

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When cheerleader Brandi Levy shared her disappointment over not making the team by posting a social media post including a swear word, did she cross a line? The message sent to more than two hundred people was supposed to disappear, as are most Snapchat messages, but someone took a screenshot and showed it to the school authorities and, well, they weren’t happy. But could they punish her for her choice of words outside the school campus?

What Happened?

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The Supreme Court said … no. While using inappropriate language is not a great idea to begin with, a public school can’t rule how a student behaves outside the campus. However, critics of the decision say that the rule doesn’t take into account the harmful effects of social media posts. While supporters of the rule say that parents, not teachers, should enforce appropriate behavior outside of schools.

What do you think? Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision?