Hoover schools consider prohibiting racist language by students off campus

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I too am offended by and do not condone racist ad anti-Semetic statements by Hoover students. Even more so, I am offended by and do not condone a school system that tries to restrict students' First Amendment Constitutional rights to free speech, which contrary to the misunderstanding of many (apparently, including Hoover's school system) protects even "hateful" speech. Maybe Hoover's school sysytem adopt and enforce the proposed changes to its student code and conduct and then learn this basis civics lesson in a lawsuit filed by the student and his or her parents. For a school system that is always whining about needing property tax increases so it can get more of your hard-earned dollars, it should stop this speech-control nonsense before it finds itself having paying big-bucks to attorneys to defend itself in a free-speech lawsuit it is destined to lose. Instead, the school system should teach its students better so they would know how stupid it is to use such hateful speech.

Barry V. Frederick 4 days ago

Hoover School System regulation of speech

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or bridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." I had no idea that the Hoover School System had the power to exercise authority not even relegated to congress. Does anyone think it appropriate to expel a student for expressing thought through language in their own homes? How do you spell tyranny?

G D Harkness 4 days ago