Abandoned in the Wasteland

Author: Newton Minow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809015894
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Argues that the First Amendment can be used on behalf of children to make sure television nurtures rather than harms them

Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment

Author: Richard Fossey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475802056
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Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues explores the legal issues that arise when a school prohibits various types of student attire. Administrators must respect a student’s constitutional right to free speech, yet still maintain an environment that is conducive to learning, thus often creating conflicts.

The First Amendment book

Author: Robert J. Wagman
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN:
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Explains the origin and history of the First Amendment, discussing its guarantee of freedom of the press, tracing its evolution, and containing firsthand accounts of press freedom challenges by top newspaper editors

Saving Our Children from the First Amendment

Author: Kevin W. Saunders
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814786936
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The First Amendment is vital to our political system, our cultural institutions, and our routine social interactions with others. In this provocative book, Kevin Saunders asserts that freedom of expression can be very harmful to our children, making it more likely that they will be the perpetrators or victims of violence, will grow up as racists, or will use alcohol or tobacco. Saving Our Children from the First Amendment examines both the value and cost of free expression in America, demonstrating how an unregulated flow of information can be detrimental to youth. While the great value of the First Amendment is found in its protection of our most important political freedoms, this is far more significant for adults, who can fully grasp and benefit from the freedom of expression, than for children. Constitutional prohibitions on distributing sexual materials to children, Saunders proposes, should be expanded to include violent, vulgar, or profane materials, as well as music that contains hate speech. Saunders offers an insightful meditation on the problem of protecting our children from the negative effects of freedom of expression without curtailing First Amendment rights for adults.

Freedom of Speech the Press and Religion

Author: John Rokutani
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780766085497
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The Bill of Rights is one of the most influential documents in American history. These ten amendments safeguard the basic rights that every American has. The First Amendment protects Americans' right to speak freely, assemble peacefully, and practice their own religions, and for journalists to write any story they choose. This book delves into the history of the amendment, from its conception to its writers, why it was written, and why it is still so important today. Through clear and exciting text, explanations of the interpretation of the amendment are revealed, as well as important court cases that set its precedent. Primary source documents allow readers to examine the amendments themselves and come up with their own conclusions. Full-color and black-and-white photographs help students better understand the document and its creation. Further reading and sidebars encourage students to explore the amendments further, and a glossary helps students master new vocabulary.

The First Amendment in Schools

Author: Charles C. Haynes
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 087120777X
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Provides educators with answers to ninety questions on the First Amendment, covering such issues as school prayer, holidays, student groups, censorship, speech, dress codes, and the Internet.

Lessons in Censorship

Author: Catherine J. Ross
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915771
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American public schools censor controversial student speech that the Constitution protects. Catherine Ross brings clarity to court rulings that define speech rights of young citizens and proposes ways to protect free expression, arguing that the failure of schools to respect civil liberties betrays their educational mission and threatens democracy.

The First Amendment

Author: Molly Jones
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448823226
Format: PDF
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This book, describing the development of a new constitution in 1787 and the battle for a bill of rights, is an introduction to the First Amendment that empowers the people as it guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the freedoms to assemble and petition.

First Amendment Institutions

Author: Paul Horwitz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070925
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Addressing a host of hot-button issues, Horwitz argues that rigidly doctrinal interpretation renders First Amendment law inept in the face of messy, real-world situations. Courts should let institutions with a stake in these freedoms do more work to enforce them. Self-regulation and public criticism should be the key restraints, not judicial fiat.