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Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

JagWire staff

October 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Every student at Mill Valley has taken or will take a Civics class, but how many of us have retained our knowledge of our own basic rights? Out of 228 students surveyed, 21 percent were unable to name any of the rights guaranteed to us by the First Amendment (freedom of religion, speech, press and the...

Schoolwide and nationwide surveys find lack of knowledge about the Constitution

Schoolwide and nationwide surveys find lack of knowledge about the Constitution

Katya Gillig and Elizabeth Joseph

October 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

According to government regulations, every student in a public school must learn the Constitution in high school. However, a recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 37 percent of people do not know a single freedom guaranteed to them by the...

Violence has no place in protests

Violence has no place in protests

James Ball, Mill Valley News Reporter/Photographer

September 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” The American people need to review these rights due to the chaos of Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12 and the free speech protest in ...

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