AP English Language and Composition Presentation - AP English Presentation 1 Start Think about how marginalization affects the identity of minors

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AP English Presentation: 1. Start: Think about how marginalization affects the identity of minors throughout our presentation: this is the overall question that we want to have you think about and discuss. 2. Laws and Rights a.Rights in Schools- should they be different from rights of adults?i.These rights are mainly with regard to the 1 ii. First Amendment: your freedom of speech, religion, press, etc 1. Most cases address freedom of speech but the problem is often that the court recognizes the state’s interest in controlling curriculum and student behavior, therefore a lot of the time the court agrees with the state against the child’s first amendment 2. Many cases have led to the conclusion that student speech is protected unless it “materially disrupts class-work or involves substantial disorder or invasion of rights of others” (from the 1969 Tinker trial) 3. Question: is there a difference between adult constitutional rights (1 st amendment) and child’s rights? 4. Minors are considered to have a lesser maturity, therefore are unable to understand the full extent of the affect of their speech on others or themselves 5. Morse Vs. Frederick- 2007: Bong Hits 4 Jesus a. Frederick- high school student- held a huge sign/banner that
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  • English, Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution

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