Coupon
Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate : Free Speech and the Inculcation of Values
by Robert Wheeler Lane


Overview -

On what grounds do public school students merit First Amendment protection? These three examples illustrate the broad range of litigation that has attempted to answer this question. Robert Wheeler Lane reviews the obstacles of this important issue and suggests a mix of protection and autonomy for students.  Read more...


 
eBook

Retail Price: $25.95
$17.01

(Save 34%)

Download

Language: English

 
 
 
 

More About Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate by Robert Wheeler Lane
 
 
 
Overview

On what grounds do public school students merit First Amendment protection? These three examples illustrate the broad range of litigation that has attempted to answer this question. Robert Wheeler Lane reviews the obstacles of this important issue and suggests a mix of protection and autonomy for students.

Pulling together evidence about the aims of public education, the changing legal status of children, and the values underlying freedom of expression, Lane debates the relationship between constitutional litigation and the dual pursuits of academic excellence and classroom order. Ultimately, utilizing both lower court and Supreme Court decisions, he finds that independent student expression deserves considerable constitutional protection; student expression assisted by school officials (such as school-funded student newspapers) should be subject to some control; and nonstudent expression (such as a school's selection of library books) should be left largely to the school's discretion. His conclusions suggest that in forging First Amendment protection for public school students, strongly held positions need not be extreme.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN: 9781439903452
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Date: May 2010
 
Customer Reviews