Social Media Leads to Student Lawsuits Against Districts

Mar 27, 2014

STUDENT VS. SCHOOL DISTRICT: Here’s two edtech cases for Judge Judy. A New Jersey student is suing the Sterling High School District after being disciplined for a rude tweet about her principal. In nearby Pennsylvania, a student is suing his school district after he was suspended for a Facebook post. Both lawsuits contend that the punishments violate the students’ First Amendment right, as the tweet and post were both made after school hours and off-campus. On the flip side: aren’t some schools being held accountable by their districts for these issues? Tweet us with your thoughts.

Social Media Leads to Student Lawsuits Against Districts

Mar 27, 2014

STUDENT VS. SCHOOL DISTRICT: Here’s two edtech cases for Judge Judy. A New Jersey student is suing the Sterling High School District after being disciplined for a rude tweet about her principal. In nearby Pennsylvania, a student is suing his school district after he was suspended for a Facebook post. Both lawsuits contend that the punishments violate the students’ First Amendment right, as the tweet and post were both made after school hours and off-campus. On the flip side: aren’t some schools being held accountable by their districts for these issues? Tweet us with your thoughts.

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