Know Your Rights When Protesting at School: Feedback Form

Students don't lose their constitutional rights when they walk through the schoolhouse doors.

  • You have a right to express your opinion at school, even if others don't agree with what you're saying.
  • You have a right to speak out on social issues, wear shirts or buttons that express a point of view, and take part in peaceful forms of protest.


  • Schools can limit students' speech if it would cause a "substantial disruption" in school activities.
  • Schools can also discipline students for lewd and vulgar speech, threats to others, or speech that encourages drug use or illegal activity.

We are collecting stories about how schools are responding to student protests. Please share your story below.

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