With efforts to roll back Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier stalled in several states, student press advocates are searching for new strategies. The Report looks back at lessons learned from the past 35 years of Hazelwood.
It’s 9:30 p.m. Journalism adviser Mitch Eden is on Facebook looking at the yearbook staff’s recent photo uploads. He gets a message from the photographer. How can she get the perfect shot? Because of Facebook, Eden is able to offer instant advice to the photographer. The next day she captures a stunning frame.
Within limits, students in public schools have a First Amendment right to wear expressive clothing, jewelry and haircuts, and some have successfully sued their schools when forced to change their appearance. But there are no published court rulings addressing whether that right extends to a student’s choice of apparel for a yearbook portrait. And the issue is complicated by the fact that other students’ First Amendment rights – the editors’ – can override the individual students’ stylistic choices.
Some community members are asking for an investigation of the yearbook adviser at Lenoir City High School, after the 2012 book included an article about an openly gay student.
About 30 to 40 issues of The Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper were stripped of their covers by a Cornell University employee April 20 to prevent prospective students and parents from seeing them.
About 250 copies of the student newspaper The Ranger were stolen from racks at San Antonio College on April 18.
Threemiddle school students sued Griffith Public Schools on Tuesday, claiming theirFirst Amendment rights were violated after being expelled for a conversationthey had on Facebook.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Millard Public School District on Monday, after a jury was unable to decide whether the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights when she was disciplined for wearing “RIP” clothing.Cassie, Dan and Nick Kuhr were suspended for wearing “Julius RIP” clothing and accessories following the death of a friend in gang-related violence.
After deliberating for more than eight hours, a jury decided the Millard Public School District did not violate the First Amendment rights of two students who wore “RIP” clothing. Jurors were unable to decide whether a third student’s rights were violated.
AndaleHigh School’s journalism adviser has resigned in protest after she refused torewrite or pull a controversial student newspaper article about analcohol-related car crash.