We should wear black armbands to school to show our support of a truce in the Vietnam War.
I agree. It isn't right and young men from our own town are dying because of this war!
Stop! The new school rule states that you cannot wear armbands against the Vietnam War! You are suspended!
This is unfair! We have the right to protest and express our opinions, even if they are unpopular!
We should file for a case in the Supreme Court.
Yes! The school officials aren't allowed to violate our rights to freedom of speech and protest.
Supreme Court Feb. 24, 1969
Christopher Eckhardt, Mary Beth Tinker, and John Tinker win the case!
"Students do not 'shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.' ...In the absence of a specific showing of constitutionally valid reasons to regulate their speech, students are entitled to freedom of expression of their views."