Despite Dupre's rather obvious thesis that public school First Amendment cases are "rife with complexity and controversy" (p. 237), her book should be considered for either required or secondary reading in media and society and media law courses because of its breadth, depth, and illumination, in some places rising to the level of legal affairs reporting that Nina Totenberg does for National Public Radio. Over Justice Hugo Black's objection that "taxpayers send children to school on the premise that, at their age, they need to learn, not teach," Justice Abe Fortas wrote famously in the majority opinion that neither students nor teachers "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate."
Speaking Up: The Unintended Costs of Free Speech in Public Schools
Dupre, Anne Proffitt (2009). Speaking Up: The Unintended Costs of Free Speech in Public Schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 289.Most undergraduate communication majors who have studied media law know the 1988 Hazelwood decision. They certainly know that Hazelwood recognizes the authority of ...