Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier and the School Newspaper Censorship Debate by Tracy A. Phillips, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier and the School Newspaper Censorship Debate

Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier and the School Newspaper Censorship Debate

by Tracy A. Phillips

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School Library Journal

Gr 6-10 - These titles will help students understand the Supreme Court rulings that have defined the legal rights of young people. Gaultand Hazelwoodshare a similar format, focusing on the cases that delineated the rights of juveniles accused of crimes and student free speech, respectively. They open with an account of the incident that provoked the court challenge and then discuss the legal issues involved, how the case developed, the arguments of the opposing sides and the decision, and close with analysis of the case's impact. Earlsalso opens with the incident that provoked the case about student drug testing, but Kowalski provides a detailed discussion of the problems of drugs in schools, overviews of the arguments about the merits of testing, and analysis of the numerous, often conflicting court rulings over the practice in the workplace and schools. Her final chapters examine the Court's ruling and speculate on the future of student drug testing. All three books include instructions and scenarios for student moot courts on the issues. The average-quality, black-and-white photos add little to the texts, but the books are well documented. Although these volumes are objectively and clearly written and would be useful for reports, two of the topics have been thoroughly covered in Thomas J. Billitteri's The Gault Case: Legal Rights for Young People(2000) and Sarah Betsy Fuller's Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier: Censorship in School Newspapers(1998, both Enslow). Even with the addition of the moot court material, they should be considered as supplemental purchases for most libraries.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Debating Supreme Court Decisions Series
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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