Frequently Asked Questions
Do school publications have to accept advertisements that some may find offensive?
How far may schools go in restricting student speech in the interest of school safety?
Is it constitutional for school officials to censor a school-sponsored publication, such as a newspaper or a yearbook?
Is profanity a form of expression protected by the First Amendment?
May schools enforce speech codes on school grounds?
May students distribute religious or political literature at school?
ruling, how important is state law in determining the rights of student journalists?
What is a public forum?
Distribution of Literature
Do outside groups have the right to distribute their material on campus?
May schools limit the time, place, and manner of student expression?
When does student speech become "harassment?"
Book Selection and Curriculum Decisions
Do students have a First Amendment right to receive information in books?
Is it constitutional for public schools to post "In God We Trust" in classrooms?
May school officials remove library books for reasons other than objections to the ideas contained in the books?
What types of books are most subject to censorship?
Why should study about religion be included in the curriculum?
Students and the Internet
According to the most recent definition of the law, what material is considered “harmful to minors”?
Does the use of Internet filters raise First Amendment concerns?
Is using filtering software the only way to encourage responsible use of the Internet by students?
Must schools now use filtering software on school computers?
What are the primary considerations to make when determining issues of student speech that occur in cyberspace?
What limits, if any, can be placed on the private Web sites of students?
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