ERIC Number: ED025027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Academic Freedom in the Secondary Schools.
American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY.
A policy statement recommends application of the principles of academic freedom and civil liberties to the secondary schools. Teachers' rights are discussed in terms of (1) appointments and dismissals, (2) loyalty oaths, (3) curriculum, (4) selection of texts and supplementary instructional resources, (5) freedom to teach controversial issues, (6) freedom to discuss school policies, (7) organizational activities, (8) political activities, (9) personal rights and freedoms, and (10) the rights of administrators. Students' rights are discussed with respect to (1) freedom of expression and communication, (2) freedom of association, (3) freedom of assembly and the right to petition, (4) student government, (5) student discipline, (6) personal appearance, (7) freedom from discrimination, and (8) the rights of married and pregnant students. An appendix lists constitutional amendments relevant to standards of academic freedom. (TT)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Curriculum, Discipline, Disqualification, Freedom of Speech, Hygiene, Marital Status, Political Affiliation, Religious Factors, School Policy, Secondary Schools, Social Discrimination, Student Organizations, Students, Teacher Employment, Teacher Participation, Teachers, Textbook Selection
American Civil Liberties Union, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010 ($0.25).
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Authoring Institution: American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY.