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Tour teaches student rights, features Mary Beth Tinker

Tour teaches student rights, features Mary Beth Tinker

By Allison Koontz, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas

April 18, 2014

A black strip of fabric and a pink slip of paper led a shy 13-year-old girl from Des Moines, Iowa to the Supreme Court after being suspended for wearing prohibited armbands to school. Almost 50 years later, Mary Beth Tinker, the once-shy girl, spoke in front of more than 750 students on a stop Wednesday,...

Mary Beth Tinker takes her rights on a tour

Mary Beth Tinker takes her rights on a tour

By Cara Brashears, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

November 20, 2013

Read the story's parts: The Background: Speaking out at 13 years old The Motivation and impact Taking it to the road Reaching the Midwest Learn more about the Tinker Tour. The Tinker Tour is a project of the Student Press Law Center....