ERIC Number: ED150727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Control of Student Publications. A Legal Memorandum.
Johnson, T. Page, Ed.
This paper analyzes the present state of the law and offers some suggestions for school officials who seek to update their school regulations concerning student publications. It examines court cases in such areas as restrictions on the time, place, and manner in which students can distribute publications; prior restraint or censorship of materials; vagueness of regulations; and publications sponsored by the school and publications not sponsored by the school. The trend of federal court decisions has been to expand the applications of First Amendment freedoms to the publications of secondary school students, but whether this trend will continue depends at least in part on the willingness of school officials to seek out broader and more acceptable bases for resisting the directions taken by the courts where they believe that the courts are going too far. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Freedom of Speech, High School Students, Secondary Education, Student Publications, Student Rights, Supreme Court Litigation
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50 single copy; 2-10 copies $0.30 each; prices for larger quantities on request; payment must accompany orders of $10 or less)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.