Tinker v. Des Moines
|Tinker v. Des Moines|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||February 24, 1969|
In December 1965, a group of students & parents protested the Vietnam War in Des Moines, Iowa, by wearing black armbands with peace signs on them.
Des Moines banned armbands in public schools.Tinker and friends were anti-war activist teenagers.
Subject: Protecting Student’s 1st Amendment RightsDoes the First Amendment protect the free-speech rights of students in public schools?
The Tinker Test = substantial disruption testTinker Standard is defined as "Under the First Amendment, public school officials can only suppress student speech that will materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the school." according to Quimbee.