School administrators all over the country have hacked away at student free expression in the guise of "protecting" the local community from exposure to offensive opinions or controversial topics in school newspapers.\n
Whether in the context of student papers seen by members of the wider community, or that of student newspapers printed as supplements to a local paper, administrators are far more likely to censor news that goes beyond the schoolhouse gate.
Although censors of the college press traditionally target student newspapers, two college yearbooks were shelved this spring by administrators with objections to the books' contents.
A federal judge in Illinois rejected an elementary school student's plea in April to have her school print the words "God Bless America" on a yearbook cover she designed.
By refusing to grant a temporary restraining order, U.S.
High school censorship seems to occur in an ever-growing set of circumstances. For example, in recent years the Report has described restrictions on student Web sites, repression of underground newspapers and rejection of student media advisers who stand up for their students' rights.
On Feb. 20, the staff at Temple University's student newspaper the Temple News put the finishing touches on that week's issue.
When college journalists at the University of Oregon showed up to cover their student government association’s vote tally after a campus primary election, they were turned away and told they had no right to be there.