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Why First Amendment still matters to students

8:08 PM, Aug. 29, 2013
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Mary Beth Tinker is a pediatric nurse by profession. But she recently quit her job to embark on a nationwide tour promoting kids' health in another way.

She'll be speaking about the First Amendment, and the right of students to express themselves in school. How is that a health issue? "It's good for their health to speak up," she told me recently. "Students do better when school is a place where they want to be, and that happens if they have a voice."

For Tinker, that is not just an abstract idea. In 1965, then a 13-year-old student in Des Moines, Iowa, she wore a black armband with a peace symbol on it - ...

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