Teachable T-shirt: Making Epping High School great again
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Unless Epping High School has a dress code that bans the wearing of T-shirts by students, its principal was way off base in ordering a freshman to cover up her Trump tee this week.
Case law on the issue of protected speech in schools in this regard is well established. A landmark 1969 case (Tinker v. Des Moines) upheld the rights of students to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas famously wrote that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”