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Do you think a school dress code violates students' right to free speech?

The judge declared a mistrial Friday morning, on the third day of deliberations in a federal trial about an Anderson County High School policy against wearing the Confederate flag.

Former student Tommy Defoe filed a lawsuit suing the Anderson County School Board and three administrators and resulting in the trial.

"Students should be allowed to wear the Confederate battle flag in school and that's basically all I want to do is lift the ban," Defoe told 6 News.


Yes
44% (54 votes)
No
56% (68 votes)
Total votes: 122

school dress code

let see have you ever heard of not judging a book by it cover well lets i believe dress code for public school should be gone beacause for one its basically saying o as i say where what i say and do as i say if not your gone some say it improves school education but if at any point your shirt comes out accidently or not you eduction is at risk because if someone sees that shirt out you could be gone a long time out of school it is kind of funny that when at my school we are having a big test we can wear what what we want and i quote (if your wearing regular clothes you can do better on test) i think they wanted us to wear regular clothes because if we fail it proves that oour clothes is a problem and if we do good it proves this also

FREEDOM

Any person who would barter their freedom for safety, deserves neither.
Thomas Jefferson

THIS ISN'T ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH

This is about a child throwing a tantrum because he has to follow the rules. This is about a child who is rebelling against authority. This is so ridiculous! It never should have went to court. Follow the rules kid!

CONFEDERATE FLAG

THE DRESS CODE HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF MANY SCHOOLS. THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS PART OF THE SOUTH'S HISTORY. IT MAY BE A SIGN OF HATE TO SOME; BECAUSE OF THE HISTORY BEHIND IT. IF SOMEONE WEARS IT AS A SIGN OF HATE THAN THEY HAVE A PROBLEM. IT IS SAD THAT WE CAN'T GET PAST THE HATE. TRUE ENOUGH THE BLACK COMMUNTIY SUFFERED AT THE HAND OF THE WHITES WHO DIDN'T WANT TO WORK THEIR OWN LAND. WHITEMAN'S GREED IS STILL ALIVE TODAY AND I AM A WHITE PERSON ASHAMED OF THE HISTORY WE DID. STEALING LAND FROM THE INDIANS. KILLING EVERYTHING IN THE WAY. AND WE STILL DOING TO THIS DAY. IT IS TIME TO PUT THE PAST BEHIND US AND THE PUT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG TO REST. COMPANIES STOP MAKING THEM THAN THERE WON'T BE ANYMORE DEBATES ABOUT IT. PUT THE FLAY IN A MUSEUM AND LEAVE AT THAT.

Free Speech

Most schools have rules which state that students must be quiet and not disturb others in the classroom while the teacher is teaching. If a student refuses to be quiet and is, therefore, removed from the classroom, has his right to free speech been violated? I think not! This lawsuit was frivilous and a total waste of the taxpayer's money.

Confederate Flag

I would just like to respond to Rochelle. I not only think that you and most white folks are missing the boat on this issue. To bring up issues about the Flag is just missing the boat entirely. Correct me if I'm wrong but you or anyone in your family or group I know has ever been or know anyone from Africa. And the same goes for us poor ol' white trash people. All I want to say is your group, my group just will not let this issue die. Do you know that the civil war was back in the 1865's or so. Now I don't personally know anyone that was there and neither do YOU! Who'se to say who is right or wrong is something that will be talked about from now till the end of time.
I would like to see us get together as one nation against the rest of the WORLD. Stop and think, we need each other!
Sorry I got off the track, but....................

thomasina

Confederate Flag

From watching what is going on it looks like at leaste 90 percent of the people including the news media do not know what the Confederate Flag looks like. The Confederate Flag has 13 stars in a circle on a blue background, with 3 bars, top is red middle is white and bottom is red. The flag that isat issue is the Confederate Battle Flag. It has 13 stars and a red back ground. This flag was made because in battle the Union and Confederate flags were hard to tell apart. In some cases this caused troops to fire on there own troops. It was then that the Battle Flag was made for the Troops own safety. This flag has nothing to do with race, it was the CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG and that is all. This flag still should stand for pride in the south. Wake up people.

freedom of speech

In response to the Black Woman's comments, both have the right to express themselves. But one is about his heiritage and the other seems to be adovocating volinance. I would rather see people looking at their heiritage and not so much about death.

I went to Sevier Co. High

I went to Sevier Co. High School and they made our dress code tougher after the Columbine shooting. I fought it just like everyione else but I now realize they did it for EVERYONES safety. I didn't like that I couldn't wear a lot of my clothes but I got over it and went on. No need to cause a stir because I couldn't wear short shorts or spaghetti strap tank tops. Life is full of rules so the kid better get used to it and learn to conform from time to time.

Free speech dress code

As a student under the schools responsibility and authority Defoes free speech rights end when they violate school policy by drawing attention to himself and away from the schools purpose of teaching.

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