When should increased security measures outweigh your privacy rights in school?
By The Education Department, National Constitution Center
Students review landmark court cases and current events to deliberate the issue of privacy and security.
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Through the use of cases and school policy, students will be able to define student privacy rights and then evaluate the necessity and constitutionality of increased security measures in schools, such as cell phone content searches.
Handouts provided: Evaluating Search Procedures, Court Cases, Developing a Point of View
New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985)
Board of Education of Independent School District #92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls (2002)
Safford Unified School District v. Redding (2009)