What can we learn from this one young American?
Grace Davis is a sophomore at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado. She was upset that so many teachers left every year, and she decided to hold a student protest to call attention to the issue. (I posted about this here on May 8). She got clearance from the school. She read about her First Amendment rights. She thought everything was set.
Colorado Public Radio told the story here.
Two members of the school board asked to meet with her. One is the president of the board. Grace brought a recording device with her and taped the meeting. From her research, she knew it was legal to tape a conversation without the consent of all parties under Colorado law.
The meeting lasted an hour and a half. (Grace missed a class while she was harangued.) The board members warned her that her family would be liable for any damages…
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