He is in the media for changing grades, and punishing Eileen Ghastin for trying to stop a student after the student threatened to beat her up (Chin found 'probable cause' for termination and re-assigned her, then she had her 3020-a). So, what does he do but censor the student publication?
Oh, I get it. He WANTS media coverage sooooo badly, he will anything, even if it brings ridicule and opposition, as long as he remains in the public eye. He likes it that way.
I put some interesting arguments for and against student speech freedoms at school after the NY POST article on Flushing HS. In Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988):
"Hazelwood is generally viewed as granting educators considerable latitude to control the content of student publications, if they so for legitimate educational reasons and not out of hostility to particular ideas. Judicial deference to educators under Hazelwood has permitted restrictions on student publications, often without careful scrutiny of the educational rationale offered."
Another side is Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969).
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