The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on our freedoms. ACLU-TN works to ensure that every student has the equal opportunity to attend nurturing and safe schools that provide high quality education free from discrimination. Highlights of our youth rights work include defending students’ free speech and privacy rights, preserving students’ religious freedom, protecting LGBT youth from harassment and bullying, and working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
A nationwide attempt to censor honest discussion of America’s history is underway. State legislatures – including Tennessee’s – have passed legislation that censors teachers or employees of LEAs.