By choosing to remove the book, a precedent is set for the success of future book challenges that place objectionable content over pedagogical merit.
When a seven-year-old student from Terre Haute, Indiana opted to sit silently during his school’s daily Pledge of Allegiance, the First Amendment stood up for his decision. But his teacher didn’t.
Student journalists who contribute to their high school and college outlets do not enjoy the same level of protections as their professional counterparts. New Voices bills are looking to change that.
NCAC speaks with Miranda Taylor, a student at Richmond Early College in North Carolina, whose school canceled this year’s yearbook, in part, because of her senior quote: “Build That Wall.”
The groups underline that the First Amendment protects a student’s right to receive and possess literature, as long as the books in question do not cause disruption to the educational process.