Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know Summary Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Year: 1969 Issue: Freedom of Speech at School Bottom Line:You Have the Right To Express Yourself—Up to a Point New Jersey v. T.L.O. Year: 1985 Issue:Privacy Rights at School Bottom Line: Your Belongings Can Be Searched, But Not Arbitrarily Ingraham v. Wright Year: 1977 Issue: School Discipline Bottom Line: Teachers Can Use Corporal Punishment, If Your locality Allows It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk0UEnphT u8 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/santarosa-corporal-punishment_n_4989123.html States that Allow Corporal Punishment in Schools The nine states where the most children get hit in school: 1. Texas -- 51,170 students were struck by educators during the 2005-2006 school year. 2. Mississippi -- 38,214 students. 3. Alabama -- 34,097 students. 4. Arkansas -- 22,575 students. 5. Georgia -- 18,404 students. 6. Oklahoma -- 15,153 students. 7. Tennessee -- 14,901 students. 8. Louisiana -- 11,091 students. 9. Florida -- 7,303 students. The nine states where the highest percentage of kids get hit in school: 1. Mississippi -- 7.5 percent of students were struck by educators during the 2005-2006 school year. 2. Arkansas -- 4.7 percent of students. 3. Alabama -- 4.5 percent of students. 4. Oklahoma -- 2.3 percent of students. 5. Louisiana -- 1.7 percent of students. 6. Tennessee -- 1.5 percent of students. 7. and 8. (tie) Georgia and Texas -- 1.1 percent of students in each state. 9. Missouri -- 0.6 percent of students. Santa Fe Independent School District v. Jane Doe Year: 2000 Issue: School Prayer Bottom Line: Public schools Cannot Sponsor Religious Activity Kent v. United States Year: 1966 Issue: Juveniles and Serious Crime Bottom Line: Teens Can Be Tried as Adults Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeir Year: 1988 Issue: Student Journalism and the First Amendment Bottom Line: Schools Can Censor Student Newspapers Vernonia School District v. Acton Year: 1995 Issue: Student Athletes and Drug Testing Bottom Line: Schools Can Require It West Side Community Schools v. Mergens Year: 1990 Issue: Student clubs Bottom Line:Public Schools That Allow Student-interest Clubs Cannot Exclude Religious or political ones Grutter v. Bollinger Year: 2003 Issue: Affirmative Action in College Bottom Line: Colleges Can Use Race as a Factor in Admissions Deshaney v. Winnebago County School Services Year: 1989 Issue: Constitutional Rights at Home Bottom Line: The Constitution Doesn't Protect Kids from Their Parents United States v. Virginia Year: 1996 Issue: Gender Equality in College Bottom Line: Single-sex public colleges are almost always unconstitutional. Safford Unified School District v. April Redding Year: 2009 Issue: Privacy Rights At School Bottom Line: The Court made it harder for schools to conduct strip searches. Board of Education v. Earls Year: 2002 Issue: Drug testing for extracurricular activities. Bottom Line: Schools can require it. Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association Year: 2011 Issue: Video Games and Minors Bottom Line: Violent video games are protected speech.