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ERIC Number: ED374434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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School Order Wins over First Amendment in Hazelwood.
Turner, Sally
The Supreme Court has consistently defended the power of secondary school officials in their role as enforcer, even in cases of expression. In spite of the trends of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the movement in the schools toward more freedoms for students and a more contemporary curriculum--including journalism as a legitimate high school course--the Court has continued its insistence that the wisdom of professional educators was better than the Court's wisdom. Many concerned with First Amendment rights for secondary school students believed the 1969 decision of "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District" was a signal that high school journalists would experience a new-found freedom of expression, free of censorship. However, "Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier" reaffirmed the Court's commitment to the structure of the public school system in the United States, and the authority of its officials. Issues raised in such court cases are school issues more than they are First Amendment issues, and these issues win when pitted against students' First Amendment rights. (Contains 81 notes.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier