I get soooo tired of some Americans using their First Amendment rights as an excuse for bad behaviour and decisions.
Why is it ok for students to talk 'out of school' about their teachers and principle etc... and post obscenities on the net for anyone anywhere in the world to read thereby invading privacy and the target's First Amendment rights, yet not ok for teachers to do likewise? And no, I don't agree that either side should be allowed!
This is yet again another case of First Amendment rights absurdly being adhered to for no other reason than it can. Common sense out the window and good manners and respect on either side completely non existent. Teaching kids their rights without responsibilities is yet another reason kids find themselves in trouble! Adults getting into trouble for the very same thing kids are thumbing their noses at; all with the approval of the courts. No wonder young adults are so confused! They'll continue with this mindset into adulthood and wonder why they're being sued for overstepping personal boundaries whenever the courts decide the time is right - and lets face it, if it wasn't for the First Amendment America's lawyers would be out of business.
But then ironically maybe that's the point!