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ERIC Number: ED150598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Recent Developments in Secondary Students' Press Rights.
Trager, Robert
High school students and administrators continue to meet in courtrooms to dispute the extent to which freedom of expression is granted to writers and editors of student publications. A review of more than a dozen such cases decided by state and lower federal courts in the last two years shows that judges have given increasingly greater freedom to students while insisting that school officials may do no more than establish narrow, carefully drawn regulations to prevent printed material from causing substantial interference with school operations. Court decisions against regulations that allow high school administrators to impose prior restraint on printed material make it increasingly difficult to impose such censorship. Other court decisions on libel and obscenity in school publications indicate that standards set by the courts for the general community do not change in the high school setting. (Three appendixes contain samples of regulations, legal definitions, and excerpts from student codes that are pertinent to student press rights.) (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (59th, College Park, Maryland, August 1976)