Publishing Organization

American Jewish Committee and Religious Freedom Education Project/First Amendment Center.


These guidelines are intended to help public schools balance the need for school safety with the need for free expression. The balance between the two is not static: It changes depending on the specific circumstances in each case, and is affected especially by the age of the students involved. These guidelines are based on current law. They do not provide guidance for every situation. But they should provide useful guidance for school officials seeking to create a safe and free learning environment.

Type of Resource

Teacher’s guide, Discussion guide

Topic Category
  • Teaching about religions
  • Current events
  • Social justice
  • American Muslims
Grade Level
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School