ERIC Number: ED113839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Freedom and Control of Student Publications in the American High School.
King, Thomas J.
While noting the restrictions on the generalizability of case law, the author conducts a case-by-case review of litigation concerning student publications in the senior high school. He answers four questions: (1) May the teachers and/or administrators of a school exercise "prior censorship" or control over the content of independent-underground and/or school-sponsored student publications? (2) May a school board adopt a student expression policy or rule that restricts obscenity and/or pornography in independent-underground and/or school-sponsored student publications? (3) May school administrators establish rules that prevent or regulate the printing, distribution, or circulation of independent-underground and/or school-sponsored student publications both in and outside the school? (4) May an administrator take harsh punitive action against a student involved in the production or distribution of independent-underground and/or school-sponsored student publications that are obscene, are pornographic, contain articles critical of the school's administration, or advocate violation of laws or school rules? (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, High Schools, Self Expression, Student Publications, Student Rights
Available only as part of complete document, see EA 007 648
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 4 of EA 007 648