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ERIC Number: ED258229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Prior Review Guidelines for Student Publications: State Departments of Public Instruction v. the Federal Circuit Courts.
Soffin, Stan
To determine if state departments of public instruction have attempted to follow decisions by federal circuit courts of appeals in establishing guidelines or policies governing prior review regulations of student literature and student publications, a study compared state guidelines on freedom of expression in place in 1974 with those in effect in 1984. Furthermore, to determine if state departments of public instruction had altered their freedom of expression policies to conform with governing appellate court rulings, the 1984 policies were compared with 1974 policies. No uniformity of opinion was found on the issue of prior review of student publications in public schools. Like the disagreement in the federal courts of appeals, state level school boards disagreed over advising local school districts to adopt prior review policies. Little correlation was found between freedom of expression guidelines developed by state departments of public instruction and their respective federal courts of appeals. And, little change was found between 1974 and 1984 concerning the adoption of procedural guidelines to accompany prior review policies. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A