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Should School Boards Censor Public Comments?

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A Pennsylvania school board is entangled in a legal battle over a policy banning speech it deems “offensive” or “irrelevant.”

The Institute for Free Speech (IFS) sued the Pennsbury School Board on behalf of community members who have been “repeatedly censored.”

A federal judge ruled against the school board, allowing parents and community members to criticize school policies and officials at public meetings.

“Today’s ruling is a wake-up call for school boards across America. Parents and speakers have a First Amendment right to criticize school policies and officials at public meetings,” said Alan Gura, Institute for Free Speech Vice President for Litigation.

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