graduation rights

Grad’s Commencement Speech Censored Over Prayer

KDKA CBS Pittsburgh
June 13, 2017 • In the News

Controversy is brewing over the remarks a recent graduate of Beaver High School planned to deliver to her classmates at their commencement ceremony.

School District Tells High School Graduate Closing Remarks at Commencement Break the Law

Beaver Area High School Senior forced to remove religious references in her closing remarks
June 13, 2017 • Press Releases

BEAVER, PA, June 13, 2017—This morning, attorneys with First Liberty Institute sent a letter to Beaver Areas School District (BASD) officials explaining that forcing a student to alter her personal graduation remarks to remove any religious viewpoint violates the United States Constitution. Read First Liberty’s letter to BASD here. “The […]

School: Students May Not Pray or Mention Jesus

Todd Starnes
June 13, 2017 • In the News

High school senior Moriah Bridges was told by her school district to censor her closing remarks at her graduation ceremony which included faith-based content.

Preserving the First Amendment in Education

May 10, 2016 • In the News

Do students have a constitutional right to speak about their religious beliefs in a graduation speech?

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