The bill that would extend student freeexpression rights to California charter school students awaits thegovernor's signature after passing the State Assembly on Monday.
As an update to the California student freeexpression law clears its most recent hurdle, the California school at thecenter of the debate over whether the state's law applies to charterschools has dismissed its yearbook adviser.
The high school that inspired a new Senate billensuring student free press rights for charter schools is now facing a stricterpublication policy, leaving student journalists in a "legal limbo," the paper's adviser said.
The controversy over prior review at theOrange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) has sparked debate over whethercharter schools should be exempt from the California Student Free Express Law, asection of the California Education Code that affords students the right tofreedom of the press.
After a five-day battle over prior review, the studentnewspaper of the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) will resumepublication Sept. 18.