Students Not Allowed Their Rights

For Those That Are For Free Press in Schools

High School Newspapers

There are many high school and even college newspapers that are written each day that have sections of them censored. Students get very unhappy that they can't even write their own newspaper, and this is a major problem in our country.

The Hazelwood Decision

At Hazelwood High School, a group of students wrote a school newspaper, called Spectrum. When they were ready to release them, the principle, Robert E. Reynolds, checked the newspaper. When he saw an article that talked about certain people's private lives, he deleted two whole pages of the student's newspaper. In that process, the principle deleted 4 other articles, which were perfectly fine.

This is a link that'll take you to a website that can explain the Hazelwood Decision better to you.




This Needs to End

Many high schools ended their newspapers completely, a great raise in censorship of newspapers, calls for help to the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) have skyrocketed, and many schools have taken up the look and feel that their district wants them to.


Here are the opinions of two other people who've taken the time to consider my side of this concept.

From Bella:

There is a clear thesis statement, but it should be more clear in the first paragraph. The facts are there, but also not too clear. The opposition is there in the first paragraph, and the last paragraph restates the thesis statement. At the end of this, it ends with broader significance. All these ideas flow into each other, there's enough information, and a slant if kind of present. There are definite paragraphs, spelling and punctuation are all good, and there are mechanics and usage.

From Connor:

The thesis statement isn't clear, and neither are the facts stated. The opposition isn't clear, the ideas kind of flow together, and there isn't enough information. The slant is a little present, and there are paragraphs. He thinks there's mechanics and usage, and also comments that it needs a lot more information that needs to be stated clearer.

Here is an interview on Erik Luehrmann

Matthew: Erik, which side would you be on if you had to decide schools in our country having free press or not?

Erik: I would be on the side that allows school press because you can now see what is happening in the school.