SCOTUS: discipline and punish?

Quote from today’s Supreme Court ruling supporting a school’s right to restrict free speech:

Justice Thomas, also concurring, would rather make the broader holding that public school students have no free speech rights. (“In short, in the earliest public schools, teachers taught, and students listened. Teachers commanded, and students obeyed. Teachers did not rely solely on the power of ideas to persuade; they relied on discipline to maintain order.”)

And, couple it with a story in Inside Higher Ed, noted on Savage Minds that opens up the issue of how to keep discipline: train university profs as adjunct police! Yeah!

One Response

  1. Definitely one of the most deplorable acts of judicial activism in the history of the Court. Thomas even opined that Tinker should be overturned.

    In the words of Justice Scalia in another case:
    Grotesque.

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