What Else Can I Do?
Provide everyone in your school community
with opportunities to practice democracy.
- Encourage a wide range of voices
in the governance of the school, including
students, parents, and members of the
community who may have been reluctant
in the past to assume positions of
- Draft policies and
curricula designed to protect religious
liberty rights, encourage freedom of
expression and a free student press,
and provide students with daily opportunities
to exercise their rights with responsibility.
Encourage shared decision making in
the life of the school.
- Develop a decision-making process
that engages all stakeholders.
- Frame discussions in ways that encourage
and respect a diversity of viewpoints.
- Invite all members of the school
community to discuss issues with civility
Give students opportunities to translate
civic education into community engagement.
- Ensure that students learn about
civic virtue and moral character throughout
the school and across the curriculum.
- Expand service learning, promote
project-based learning, and work to
develop meaningful partnerships throughout
the larger community.
Participate in a First Amendment Schools
workshop or presentation.
- Share your experiences with your
colleagues, administrators, and students.
To find out the current schedule of
FAS workshops and presentations, check
our News and Events Section
Model First Amendment principles.
- Work to demonstrate to the young
people in your community the importance
of understanding the link between individual
rights and civic responsibilities.
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