ERIC Number: ED189636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Stark Reality of the 1977 California Education Code and Student Press Freedom.
Pullen, Rick D.; Rasmussen, Pat
This paper examines provisions of California's new Education Code that secure freedom of expression for official student publications and require that school districts adopt written publications codes providing boundaries of content, distribution, and appeals processes. It then summarizes a survey indicating that a number of school districts in the state have not complied with the Code's mandates. In addition, it demonstrates that while school newspaper advisers continue generally to face pressures from other faculty members and from school administrators, a number of school districts have adopted guidelines that have aided journalism instructors in resolving such disputed. After a discussion of both the survey results and selected interviews with journalism instructors, the paper offers recommendations designed to assure that school districts comply with the new Education Code provisions. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980). Best copy available.