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McDaniel, Thomas – American Secondary Education, 2016
In today's public secondary schools, administrators face challenges that prior generations never anticipated, one of which is the T-shirt conundrum. The T-shirts that students wear to class contain all sorts of messages and images, many of which administrators may well consider inappropriate. This article is intended to help beleaguered educators…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Dress Codes, School Policy, Freedom of Speech
Hodge, Warren A.; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2014
This case demonstrates the multifaceted nature of the school uniform debate. It shows how conflicts and tensions between stakeholder groups develop and persist when policymakers and school leaders allow hidden agendas and communication barriers to subvert the decision- and policymaking processes. In particular, the case demonstrates what happens…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Social Justice
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Fossey, Richard; Trujillo-Jenks, Laura; Eckes, Suzanne – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2013
Public schools are full of incidents that fill newspapers, but when a private school is struck with instances of libel, child abuse, and violations of Title IX, the community is at a loss as to what to do.
Descriptors: Private Schools, High Schools, Catholic Schools, Libel and Slander
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's "Ave…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, Art Expression
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Gooden, Mark A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated…
Descriptors: Principals, Constitutional Law, Legal Problems, Administrator Attitudes
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Maksl, Adam; Schraum, Brian – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2012
Support for student expression and First Amendment attitudes were measured among Missouri high school principals (n = 86). Findings demonstrated that the third-person effect was a significant predictor of these attitudes. The more principals perceived mass media to affect others over themselves, the less supportive they were for student free…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Intellectual Freedom
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Stitzlein, Sarah M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2011
One central aspect of a healthy democracy is the practice of democratic dissent. For the first time in many years, dissent is being widely practiced in town hall meetings and on street corners across the United States. Despite this presence, dissent is often suppressed or omitted in the prescribed, tested, hidden, and external curriculum of US…
Descriptors: Democracy, Civics, Dissent, Role
Taft, Gary L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research examined the knowledge of the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America possessed by teachers in two secondary high schools in East Tennessee. Additionally, an attempt to evaluate the relationship between church attendance in protestant evangelical churches and the teacher's ability to address church/state…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Secondary School Teachers, State Church Separation, Religion
Fromm, Megan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Legal scholars rarely focus on student First Amendment rights, and general public understanding of the extent of these rights is vague at best. While media scholars have focused much attention on newspaper coverage of more mainstream issues, no notable attention has been given to examining the way news media cover student First Amendment rights.…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Reporting, Censorship, Freedom of Speech
Baker, Jason M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
It is imperative that school administrators, athletic directors, and interscholastic/athletic associations become knowledgeable in the area of interscholastic athletics at the secondary level and fully understand its potential for litigation. Thus, the purpose of this research study is to examine issues, outcomes, and legal trends involving…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Civil Rights, Intervention, Constitutional Law
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Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
This commentary invites Americans to confront what these authors view as the travesty that typically passes for literacy instruction for older youth in the United States who struggle with reading. In too many U.S. schools, these young people face an impoverished curriculum, receiving literacy instruction that is ill suited to their needs, or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
McCarthy, Martha – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2008
What is the scope of First Amendment free expression rights of public school employees and students? Following a long period with no Supreme Court rulings pertaining to public employee or student speech, the Court since 2006 has delivered significant opinions in this regard. These decisions continue the trend of narrowing the circumstances under…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Student Rights
Kallio, Brenda; Geisel, Richard – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2007
Public schools are unique environments where the rights and responsibilities of one individual or group can easily, if unintentionally, infringe on the rights and responsibilities of other individuals or groups. This can leave public school employees wondering about the nature and scope of their rights. While it is well established that public…
Descriptors: Work Environment, School Personnel, Principals, Secondary School Teachers
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2007
Enshrined in the First Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights that was added to the then 4 year old US Constitution in 1791, it should be no surprise that freedom of speech may be perhaps the most cherished right of Americans. If anything, freedom of speech, which is properly treated as a fundamental human right for children, certainly stands out…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, National Security, Courts, Constitutional Law
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Graca, Thomas J.; Stader, David L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2007
This article lays the foundation of American First Amendment jurisprudence in public schools and examines recent cases relating to student Internet speech. Particular emphasis is placed on the ability of schools to regulate student off-campus Internet speech. School authorities who wish to regulate nonthreatening off-campus speech in the…
Descriptors: Internet, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech, Student Rights
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