If especially America has power of freedom of speech in schools, than especially cyberbullying and verbal bullying would be prevented. But if it's in school, you are saying that schools don't really have to do anything if a student says something mean to another. This is basically what you are saying right? Because its 'freedom of speech'. But no, we cannot allow our students to get offended and get hurt because of the right of speech.
Schools do not have the right to punish students for online posts. I feel strongly about this because we should be allowed Freedom of Speech. If you start taking that away, then something is wrong with our country. What a student does outside of the classroom is his/her concern and should not be regulated by the school system. Schools are supposed to be providing an education but seems lately not being able to accomplish that.
What students post or say off of school grounds is not any schools business. If we don't instill in our children a sense of freedom of speech and respect for this right, how can we hope for these values to translate into the future? Schools do enough to stifle and punish students already.