The trend we see in California schools today is the same we've seen for decades – California schools have notoriously censored Black students who support racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, and others who express controversial views. School administrators continue to suppress students' constitutional rights to free expression. Here are some of the troubling examples we've seen:
Because of these egregious incidents, students must be empowered to speak up if they believe their constitutional rights to free expression are being violated at school. There is a team of ACLU attorneys and organizers that have your back.
Students wield incredible power to affect change in our society. From the "Little Rock Nine" to last summer's nationwide protests against police brutality, young people have been on the front lines to expand civil rights and civil liberties in California and across the country.
That's why our team put together this one-stop-shop for student advocacy. Students, and parents, can learn about the impact of youth-led movements, get accurate and up-to-date "Know Your Rights" information, and see examples of students successfully challenging free speech violations.
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