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The Bill of Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate
  • Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Online

Do the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights apply to public schools? Throughout their schooling, students are taught about the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Curiously, they are often taught these rights through case studies that seem distant from their own lived experiences and without reference to limitations on these rights in the schoolhouse setting. Join the National Archives and iCivics for a timely and engaging discussion about the application of the Bill of Rights in schools. Panelists include Linda Monk, Constitutional Scholar and author of The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide; Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines Iowa Independent School District; and Justin Driver, Yale Law School Professor and author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.

Presented in partnership with iCivics.