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The Bill of Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate

National Archives Museum

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT

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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. Join the National Archives and iCivics for a timely discussion about the application of the Bill of Rights in schools. Moderated by Stephen Wermiel, Professor of Practice of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, and monthly columnist for SCOTUSblog, panelists include Linda Monk, author of The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide; Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in 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.



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