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Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2010
The American Library Association's (ALA) "Library Bill of Rights" is important to school librarians because it provides the philosophical structure for intellectual freedom in school libraries and asserts the rights of minors. It states: "A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, School Libraries, Professional Associations
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Gibson, Jeffrey – Knowledge Quest, 2007
School administrators want to believe that they are champions for the rights of the students they serve. They strive to provide students with a secure, enriching environment to aid in their intellectual and social development. Through their leadership, administrators have the responsibility to guide and redirect students to help them achieve at…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Censorship
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O'Neil, Robert M. – Social Education, 2010
Hardly a week passes without yet another highly visible court case involving the rights and freedoms of secondary school students. The subject matter of these lawsuits is as varied as the activities of the students who have gone to court to vindicate their legal interests. The outcome of such cases also runs the gamut; some student plaintiffs (and…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Courts, Court Litigation
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Loconte, Joe – Policy Review, 1996
Examines religious freedom, schools, and the First Amendment issue, and discusses the "Three Rs Project," which is designed to help teachers, parents, and community leaders of different faiths set policies on religion in schools, protect students' religious speech, and reform secularized curricula. A consensus of the current law…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation
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Fege, Arnold F. – PTA Today, 1991
Discusses censorship in public schools, noting how parents can help protect academic freedom. School districts must develop a policy for selection of instructional materials, and parents must be meaningfully involved in the selection. The public school's role in assuring a balanced curriculum with a free exchange of ideas is examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Uphoff, James K.; Helms, Ronald G. – Social Education, 1975
Basic areas of academic freedom, questions for clarification of rights and responsibilities, questionnaires for assessing the health of academic freedom in individual schools, and a procedure for combating an attack on academic freedom are provided in this teacher's guide. (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
Smith, George P., II – Washington University Law Quarterly, 1976
The experiences of several countries in Western Europe are examined. The means by which American law schools have permitted reasonable student participation without threatening the academic freedom of law school faculties is also analyzed. (LBH)
Descriptors: Activism, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Magsino, Romulo F. – Educational Theory, 1979
Philosophical considerations in the Tinker v Des Moines declaration of the constitutional personhood of minors are presented. The questions are raised: To what degree should minors be afforded personal freedom under the law? and How does this freedom affect schools? Suggestions for clarification of the decision are given. (MJB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Children, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Knight, Richard S.; And Others – 1974
This monograph examines the broad topic of student rights and focuses in turn on a number of related constitutional issues. Chapter 1 outlines some of the social changes affecting American education and briefly touches on many of the sources of school-based conflict. Chapter 2 deals specifically with the issue of school dress codes and efforts by…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Discipline, Dress Codes
Trager, Robert; Eveslage, Thomas – C.S.P.A.A. Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the court rulings that form the basis for press freedom of public school student newspapers. Touches on the role of a free press in high schools, and explores the clear restrictions that do apply to students' freedom of expression. (HTH)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
Gaddy, Dale – 1971
This monograph identifies the rights and freedoms of public school students at the secondary and elementary levels, and discusses the legal limitations or modifications that school officials can place on those rights and freedoms. For this paper, the reviewer investigated published and unpublished literature and the pertinent judicial decisions…
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Education
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1991
Designed to tap the rich collection of instructional techniques in the ERIC database, this compilation of lesson plans focuses on teaching high school students their Constitutional rights and responsibilities. The 40 lesson plans in the book cover the courts and basic rights, the rights of criminal suspects, the rights of minors and education law,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Moran, K. D. – 1979
The author begins this chapter by noting that the governance of the public schools has become increasingly complex and that evidence from 1978 supports the premise that the competence of boards of education is being tested. He then goes on to examine court cases and legislation relating to a number of specific areas of governance--the state board…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation
Flygare, Thomas J. – 1975
This booklet provides an overview of the changes in the area of student rights in recent years. Most of these changes have been mandated by the courts and cover such areas as discrimination, student records, searches, religion in the schools, freedom of speech and assembly, suspension, and expulsion. The author holds that in the future there will…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline
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Staver, David A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1979
Clear guidelines for the operation of student publications are absolutely necessary. Some elements to be considered in establishing such guidelines are suggested. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Guidelines, Principals, Public Relations
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