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English Journal, 1985
Presents four essays that discuss (1) the continued apathy of many English teachers toward censorship of textbooks, (2) the tenuous commitment of the general public to the First Amendment rights of speech and assembly, (3) feminists as censors, and (4) the tendency of conflicts between censors and anticensors to be dominated by the extremes. (RBW)
Descriptors: Censorship, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bosmajian, Haig – English Journal, 1986
Discusses a court case involving a student's use of puns in an assembly speech, Shakespeare's use of puns, the relationship between banning offensive words and the censorship of ideas, and the difficulty with placing a ban on the expression of "indecent" puns and double entendre and of deciding what is "appropriate." (EL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Court Litigation, English Instruction
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Kraus, Larry L. – English Journal, 1983
Summarizes court rulings on First Amendment protection for student newspapers and relates some of the issues raised by these decisions. (JL)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, High Schools