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on Mar 26, 2014
Correction: The building will officially open in August -- not next month.
It was only a few years ago that a local Democratic State Senator was able to get a law passed that provided student journalists the same protection as the legitimate press
Leland Yee, PhDGets Law Passed Protecting Student Journalism:
Well, now that Leland Yee, PhD., has been arrested on a host of corruption charges:
it will be interesting to see how many of these so-called student journalists will be covering this story?
Wondering: What do you mean by "so-called student journalists"? They are student journalists. Yee's current problems have nothing to do with their standing.
"Wondering?"s "comment" shows that some people never miss a chance to air their prejudices on any given topic, no matter if it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
So what is the topic at hand? Looks like first amendment rights vs political correctness. Not politically correct to protest the war in 1965 Des Moines. Black arm bands were viewed as disruptive. How would red or blue armbands be viewed in many public schools today?
I have used the Tinker case in first amendment training course to 7-8th graders for American Constitutional Society.
One might consider now just how far we have come from those heady days of suppression by school boards of free speech.
Didn't students at a Morgan Hill school get banned from wearing American flag patriotic stuff? The school administration said it was a matter of school safety. Where is the protest, Alice Smith?
Recall the safety issue was that the day in question was Cinco De Mayo...and the on campus "celebration".
Was it right? No. Was it smart? Probably.
What would Esther Wojcicki have to say about suppression of free speech at the Morgan Hill high school? Would she support a serious investigative effort by her Palo Alto high school journalism students, in order to defend free speech?
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