A compelling case . . . for the importance of according students free speech not only as a constitutional right, but also as a vital democratic practice . . . . trenchant analysis and . . . chilling examples show teachers and principals cowed by the protests of parents . . . and jealous of their ability to impose rules.
An extraordinary book. The best account I have read about why we have free speech and why we value it so much. . . . Lessons in Censorship powerfully argues that speech rights in public school are essential to the health of democratic governance – every concerned citizen must read this book.
A magnificent book. Catherine Ross has given us a beautifully written and original contribution to our understanding of the nexus of constitutional law, lower courts, and everyday life in our public schools. She persuasively demonstrates that schools and judges too often teach ‘lessons in censorship’ that threaten the First Amendment and our vital culture of democracy.
Powerful and lucid exposé of the increasingly routine censorship of student speech is well worth our attention and concern.
January 5, 2016 (national) and later dates in regional issues.
“Every student, parent, teacher and principal should read – and heed – the lessons about the First Amendment rights of students in this terrific and timely book.”
Glenn C. Altschuler, Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and Dean of the School of continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Cornell University
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Catherine J. Ross discussed on the National Constitution Center “We the People” podcast the legal and constitutional standards for impeachment.