By Henry Reichman

This is often the second one version of a piece on how educators and librarians can maintain a unfastened industry of rules in schooling whereas being conscious of, and delicate to, the college censorship controversy. rules are provided on the right way to organize choice rules, deal with proceedings and meet demanding situations.

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In that case, a principal removed two pages of a newspaper produced by a high school journalism class containing articles on teenage pregnancy and the impact of divorce on students. The principal defended his action on the grounds that he was protecting the privacy of the pregnant students described, protecting younger students from inappropriate references to sexual activity and birth control, and protecting the school from a potential libel action. The decision contrasted dramatically with previous rulings by federal and state courts across the country handed down over the previous 15 years that had given student journalists extensive First Amendment protections.

Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas. V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views. VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

In January 1988, the Supreme Court decided its first student press case, Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. In that case, a principal removed two pages of a newspaper produced by a high school journalism class containing articles on teenage pregnancy and the impact of divorce on students. The principal defended his action on the grounds that he was protecting the privacy of the pregnant students described, protecting younger students from inappropriate references to sexual activity and birth control, and protecting the school from a potential libel action.

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