School district cites ‘pedagogical interests’ to censor ‘very Christianized’ valedictorian speech

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(Worthy News) – A suburban Detroit school district is claiming the legal right to censor its students under the banner of “pedagogical interests” after stopping a valedictorian from giving a speech it deemed too religious.

Following a legal warning letter, Wayne-Westland Community Schools has however issued a “one-time, non-negotiable relinquishment of control” over what student Savannah Lefler could say at an honors convocation, its external lawyer told the student’s lawyers at First Liberty Institute.

Still, there is no merit “whatsoever” to the public interest law firm’s argument that the district was violating Lefler’s First Amendment rights by excising religious content from her speech, Miller Johnson law firm attorney Kevin Sutton wrote. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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