Monday, April 21, 2008

California Bill Would Protect Journalism Teachers

The state Senate has approved a bill to protect high school and college journalism instructors from retaliation by administrators.

The legislation by Sen. Leland Yee makes it illegal to dismiss, transfer or otherwise punish teachers for protecting students' free speech rights.

The California Newspaper Publishers Association says faculty journalism advisers in California have been punished at least 12 times since 2001 because of stories or opinion pieces written by student reporters. [Click for MORE]

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