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Schools have the right to limit free speech. But how much should they?

Ellen K. Boegel America (Jesuit) Magazine From Halloween costumes to prom dresses, Facebook posts to commencement addresses, school administrators are required to make difficult decisions regarding appropriate limits on free speech and expression. For the educational community, the summer is a good time to review, reflect on and possibly revamp […]

Middle School student suspended for “liking photo of gun on Instagram

FOX19 Cincinnati An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.” The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension notice which read, “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking […]

99% of students cuffed in NYC schools are black, Hispanic: report

Ben Chapman The New York Daily News Black and Hispanic kids accounted for 99% of all public school students handcuffed by NYPD school safety agents in crisis incidents in 2016, data published Monday shows. A “child in crisis” incident is one where a student displaying signs of emotional distress is […]

Rollins College Suspends Student After He Challenged Radical Muslim Hate Speech

Jacob Engels Central Florida Post Not even a year after Radical Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Rollins College officials are punishing a Christian Conservative student who challenged a liberal Muslim professor and radicalized Muslim student during a conversation on the application of Sharia Law. […]

Untold Numbers of Canadians Are Streaming Live Online Without Their Knowledge

Jordan Pearson Motherboard Daycares, churches, cops—it’s all streaming live. If there’s an internet-connected security camera in your home, office, or at your children’s daycare—or hell, even if you’re just at the mall—you may be streaming live over the internet and not even know it. On Thursday, that students at an […]

Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student

FOX News It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book. Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. Holden […]

EFF study: ed-tech is spying on America’s kids and not telling them about it

Cory Doctorow Boing Boing The Electronic Frontier Foundation surveyed hundreds of American kids, teachers and parents about privacy and the “ed-tech” sector, which is filling America‘s classrooms with Chromebooks and cloud services and mobile devices that ingest kids’ data wholesale without any meaningful privacy or data retention policies. The survey […]