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RE: free speech and teachers


From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 05:38:12 PDT

I found this section of particular interest, from the Pico case,
especially the 4th and 5th lines:

"An appeals court reversed the decision and the Supreme Court on June
25, 1982 upheld this reversal. Justice William Brennan in writing the
majority opinion stated that, "access to ideas makes it possible for
citizens generally to exercise their rights of free speech and press in
a meaningful manner. Students need access to ideas to help prepare them
for active and effective participation in society." The Court further
said that the library, "has special characteristics that make this
environment especially appropriate for the recognition of First
Amendment rights of students."

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher and Educational Consultant