Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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“While teaching students civility and protecting them from possibly inappropriate messages are understandable goals, they come with serious costs. Punishing students for their speech robs our public debate of needed voices, and it teaches our children—who, of course, one day become adults—that censorship, even broad and sometimes arbitrary censorship, is acceptable.” 

—Sonja West, reporting on censorship of breast cancer wristbands worn by Easton, Pa., middle school students Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, a case heading for the Supreme Court, “Censorship 101: What schools are really teaching students when we let them censor their speech,” Slate, Dec. 6, 2013. 

• Editorial Comment: Oh, shut up, you kids.

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