New York City Circuit Board Stickers for New York State Students Get $2.99 (UPI)
New York, NY — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has announced new restrictions on stickers on new U.N. and international student-led demonstrations that have been planned in schools and other public spaces around the country in the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
In addition to the new sticker limits, the department announced Wednesday it is banning sticker use in the following situations:Teacher-led protest outside a school.
Student demonstrations that are part of an ongoing program of community service.
Students demonstrating against an event that has not yet been scheduled.
The department said it will continue to monitor demonstrations as part of its ongoing review of the legality of the sticker restrictions.
“We are concerned about the risk of disrupting the school-based learning environment, particularly in schools that have had significant incidents of violence over the past few years,” said Jessica Schulze, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, in a statement.
“As we’ve heard from students across the country, we’re not seeing enough of these peaceful, student-run demonstrations to make these new restrictions effective.
As we continue to carefully consider the impact these new rules will have on student and community safety, we will continue working to make sure that our enforcement of our policies is effective, consistent with the First Amendment, and supports the student-centered and non-violent student movement that is a cornerstone of our educational mission.”