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* A Free Speech Primer: Outside the Schoolhouse Gate * The Vietnam War and "Hazardous Freedom" * The Second Wave and the Constraint of Civility * Student Press Rights and Responsibilities * Banning Books from School: The Right to Receive Speech, or Not * Religious Speech: On a Wing and a Prayer * Teacher Speech and "the Priests of our Democracy" * A Long Way from Black Armbands

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How the Supreme Court treats speech cases can be a mirror into that Court's soul, especially when the cases are about student speech. In this fascinating book, Anne Dupre reveals the deep inconsistencies and drunkard's reel of the jurisprudence in these cases, from the iconic Tinker through the recent Bong Hits 4 Jesus, and the difficulties that educators now face in regulating even threatening student speech. I have taught these cases many times, and like the kaleidoscope, they shift each time. But I will never look at them quite the same way after reading the story she tells of conflicting principles and no-win situations for teachers. -- Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, University of Houston, and author, The Law And Higher Education: Cases And Materials on Colleges in Court Third Edition

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Anne Proffitt Dupre was J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, and a former schoolteacher.

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Dupre, a former school teacher and current professor of law at the University of Georgia, examines the evolving balance of freedom of speech for Americans vs. the needs for control and orderliness in the education of American children. The fundamental question is, How much freedom of speech do American schoolchildren need? Should children's need for freedom of expression and thought, without any consideration of responsibility, trump the need of schools to maintain discipline and an environment conducive to learning? Dupre examines the history of the debate on free speech in schools in the contexts of protests, student publications, religious speech, textbook selection, teacher speech, and civility. She also includes as a case study the Alaska case of the students who sued when suspended for displaying a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner. Well written, insightful, and occasionally humorous, this book is a great study of free speech in schools. Written for an audience with at least a high school reading level, this is highly recommended for any library supporting students and researchers in educational administration and law.-Mark Bay, Univ. of the Cumberlands Lib., Williamsburg, KY Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

How the Supreme Court treats speech cases can be a mirror into that Court's soul, especially when the cases are about student speech. In this fascinating book, Anne Dupre reveals the deep inconsistencies and drunkard's reel of the jurisprudence in these cases, from the iconic Tinker through the recent Bong Hits 4 Jesus, and the difficulties that educators now face in regulating even threatening student speech. I have taught these cases many times, and like the kaleidoscope, they shift each time. But I will never look at them quite the same way after reading the story she tells of conflicting principles and no-win situations for teachers. -- Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, University of Houston, author of The Law And Higher Education: Cases And Materials on Colleges in Court, Third Edition
Dupre examines the history of the debate on free speech in schools in the contexts of protests, student publications, religious speech, textbook selection, teacher speech, and civility. She also includes as a case study the Alaska case of the students who sued when suspended for displaying a 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' banner. Well written, insightful, and occasionally humorous, this book is a great study of free speech in schools. -- Mark Bay * Library Journal *
Bring[s] fresh perspectives to an always vibrant area of the law... Dupre subtly makes the argument that the trend toward greater student speech rights since the 1960s has come at a cost to the larger 'liberty of a nation.' -- Mark Walsh * Education Week *
Dupre puts the free-speech-in-school debate in context, pointing up the difference between free speech granted to a kindergartner versus a college student, as students more and more often challenge the elders on free-speech issues. -- Vanessa Bush * Booklist *

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