Each and every year America’s approach to freedom of speech is tested in State schools when students give salutatorian speeches in defiance of their school principals. Typically this ends in trouble for the students as they are barred from their exam results.
A High school graduation speech has gone horribly wrong for a Prague, Oklahoma student after school administrators held back her high school certificate because of their dislike for her valedictorian speech.
Non-approved graduation speeches by New Jersey school senior class presidents result in diplomas being temporarily held back as education authorities investigate.
A very special commencement speech from English teacher David McCullough Jr. of Wellesley High school in Massachusetts has proved a sensation for all the right reasons.