Recently we had a thread closed before the topic of free speech could be addressed. Schools have rules that in "real" life cannot be enforced because they are not law. The girl with the rebel flag dress, a student making statements on Facebook, a boy running for prom queen, a student witnessing their faith to another student, ....... A Teacher showing favoritism of a political candidate, teachers being seen at political rallies, a teacher of other school employee who moonlights in a bar or is a former adult film actor ....... Many of these touch the issue of free speech. Just how much free speech do students and teachers have? Now I am not backing any of the offensive behaviors or statements. I am just questioning whether the schools have done their homework in trying to prevent the behaviors in a manor that doesn't infringe on free speech? Do teachers and students hang up their free speech rights at the school's front door?