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ERIC Number: ED146615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 428
Abstractor: N/A
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Federal Constitutional Protection of Freedom of the High School and College Student Press.
Nichols, John Eliot
In order to determine the scope and nature of federal constitutional protection of the student press, this study examines 100 reported and unreported court cases dealing with censorship and punishment in public high schools and colleges. The study includes major sections on the Supreme Court ruling in "Tinker v. Des Moines School District" and its interpretations by lower courts, on the protection given various kinds of student-publication content, and on procedures for student-press regulation. The study concludes that the student press at both levels is considerably less free than the press at large, although judicial protection of the college press approximates that of the press at large. It is recommended that, to better protect freedom of expression, the courts stiffen procedural requirements for restraint and punishment, that school officials not censor protected expression, and that schools limit their contact with the student press to fund-allocation and administration. (Author/RL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison