Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 14
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Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case Tinker v. Des Moines that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, discussed her case with  more than 120 students and their teachers this morning in Portland at the UO Portland Center. Mary Beth discussed her case...

Mary Beth Tinker to speak on student rights at ACLU Oregon meeting March 13 in Portland

Mary Beth Tinker to speak on student rights at ACLU Oregon meeting March 13 in Portland

February 26
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Date: 03/13/2014 - 5:00pm Location: Tonkon Torp, 888 SW Fifth Ave, 16th Floor, Portland Mary Beth Tinker was the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, Tinker v. Des Moines. Mary Beth will discuss her case, the ri...

Free to Tweet winners show range of creativity

May 19
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Nashville, Tenn. Monday, March 19, 2012 The 22 students across the nation who won $5,000 scholarships in 1 for All’s Free to Tweet contest in December showed an astonishing array of creative approaches to celebrating their First Amendment freedoms. Some winning entries were straightforward tw...

‘Cyberbullying being fueled by organizations that stand to gain from demonizing kids’ says SPLC Director

April 23
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It is admirable that student journalists want to be opinion leaders on their campuses in the fight against bullying. Sticking up for vulnerable people who are victimized by powerful people is the foundational work of journalism. I hope that student journalists also will uniquely appreciate, and write...

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