Rocky Point, NY asked in Civil Rights for New York

Q: Is this a violation of the First Amendment?

I recently created a project on Social Security and I did it in a satirical way with labeling a few of my classmates as "blind" or "dependent", I got their full consent, and I showed everyone I interacted with that day the video for their approval. However, my teacher rejected my project due to the fact that it labeled them as such even though I had their full permission. Not only that, I understand it may be offensive in the public sphere, but I also received consent from my class for it to be showed but he still refuses to. Is this a violation of the First Amendment?

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James Avery
James Avery
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your teacher is allowed to exercise discretion in the classroom, and students have no established right to exercise free speech in the classroom.

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