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Strossen, Nadine – Academe, 1992
Issues and recent events concerning censorship of the arts in the United States are examined, and the threat to artistic freedom posed by recent Supreme Court decisions is examined. Focus is on erosion of the actual or imminent harm requirement of the law and on the court's class-based approach to free speech. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Art, Censorship, Civil Liberties
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Click, J. William – Contemporary Education, 1995
This paper stresses the importance of researching, teaching, discussing, practicing, and understanding the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The paper also examines what the First Amendment means to students in America's schools and colleges and discusses freedom of expression and censorship for students and student…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Rights, Democracy
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1988
The United States Supreme Court's decision in "Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier" gives school officials sweeping power over school-sponsored publications and other curricular and extracurricular activities. To avoid charges of squelching student expression, school boards should make sure that policies limit censorship to legitimate…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Censorship, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Bechtold, Brian; And Others – 1984
To help defuse censorship efforts, this booklet identifies issues and strategies for handling censorship efforts and provides the instructional materials selection policies of two Montana school districts. The booklet also includes sample forms for a citizen requesting reconsideration of materials and for a school media committee's reconsideration…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Ewbank, Henry L., Ed. – 1984
A collection of nine articles, this yearbook focuses on freedom of speech and censorship. The topics covered include (1) judicial invention in First Amendment governmental regulation cases, (2) the impact of the Moral Majority on book censorship; (3) Justice William Brennan's championship of the First Amendment, (4) the legal tactics that public…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Censorship, Court Litigation
Simmons, Charles E. – 1984
The issues of prior restraint and press censorship are examined in this paper, which focuses on the 1970 Williams v. O'Brien court case. The paper discusses the litigation, in which Robert F. Williams, as an American citizen living in Peking, China, sued the United States Postmaster General over the banning of the May 1967 issue of "The…
Descriptors: Censorship, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
Quay, Richard H. – 1984
A bibliography of approximately 88 materials on the new right and education in the United States is presented. Although some of the publications are from the 1970s, most cover the 1980-1983 period. Specific topics include the following: school politics and the influence of interest groups and social movements; secular humanism and the schools;…
Descriptors: Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Freedom
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Barry, Arlene L. – OAH Magazine of History, 2001
Provides background information on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) focusing on the educational programs for the CCC. Presents a lesson on the censorship of the booklet "You and Machines" from the CCC programs. Includes excerpts from "You and Machines," copies of newspaper articles about the booklet, and a student handout.…
Descriptors: Censorship, Educational Strategies, History Instruction, Newspapers
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Repa, Barbara Kate – Social Education, 1990
Sketches recent struggles over censorship and student publications, beginning with the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier case. Argues the flurry of litigation concerning First Amendment rights necessitates including these concerns in social studies courses. (CH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law
Davis, James E.; Neilsen, Lorri; Armstrong, Joyce; Clay, Marie M.; Davis, Millie; Edmonds, Mabel T.; Farstrup, Alan E.; Haley-James, Shirley; Hydrick, Janie; Myers, Miles; Perry, Jesse; Russ, Wendy L.; Simmons, John S.; Small, Robert C., Jr.; Tarleton, Anne; Thelen, Judith N.; Van Horne, Geneva; Weiss, M. Jerry – 2000
All students in public school classrooms have the right to materials and educational experiences that promote open inquiry, critical thinking, diversity in thought and expression, and respect for others. Denial or restriction of this right is an infringement of intellectual freedom. Because of their almost exactly similar positions against…
Descriptors: Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Freedom, Public Schools
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Hopkins, Dianne McAfee – School Libraries Worldwide, 1995
Examines challenges to school library materials initiated by principals in public middle, junior, and senior high school libraries based on a 1990 survey. A review of literature emphasizing the leadership of principals, their role in school library program development, and the principal and school library censorship is included. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Censorship, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Student Press Law Center, Washington, DC. – 1976
The Student Press Law Center serves as a national clearinghouse to collect, analyze, and distribute information on the First Amendment rights of student journalists and journalism teachers and on violations of these rights in high schools and colleges. This report details information concerning current censorship incidents: the investigation by…
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Rights, Faculty Advisers, Freedom of Speech
Reilly, Tom – 1976
A number of scholars have found that wartime conditions often bring about conflict between the press and the military. This study documents the various incidents between the United States Army and various Mexican and United States newspaper editors that led to at least ten cases of newspaper suppression, the occasional use of prior censorship, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Armed Forces, Censorship, Foreign Countries
Dickson, Tom – 1993
A study examined censorship and self-censorship of the high-school press. Surveys were sent in April 1992 to student newspaper editors and advisers at 1,040 randomly selected public high schools across the United States. A total of 323 editors and 270 advisers responded. Respondents were compared to each other and to those in the sample obtained…
Descriptors: Censorship, Faculty Advisers, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
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Anaya, Rudolfo – English Journal, 1992
Examines the freedom to teach and learn from the author's point of view as a Mexican-American educator and writer. Asserts that teachers must take charge and implement into the curriculum the many literatures of the United States. (PRA)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Cultural Awareness, Minority Groups
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