ACLU of Georgia

Students’ First Amendment Rights

Young child with sign that reads "The only shooting in school should be in basketball"

“Silencing students undermines our students’ civil liberties and the public trust. Students do not leave their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse door. Silencing and disciplining students for criticizing their schools — including their school’s response to a global pandemic — is unconstitutional.”

– Andrea Young, Executive Director of  the ACLU of Georgia