JIK: Free Speech, Petition, and Assembly

  • The perpetuation of the fundamental principles of American democracy requires the guarantee that there will be freedom for teachers and learners within the school to read, to listen, to speak, to assemble for the rational discussion of controversial issues, to support alternative viewpoints, and to reach informed judgments according to individual conscience.

    With the help of the teacher, the students should be free to learn the techniques of critical analysis, to learn to make independent judgments, to learn to evaluate sources of information, and to reinforce the student's right to present and support their conclusion before persons who have opposing points of view.

Last Modified on June 30, 2020