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978-0-7391-8647-3 • Hardback • December 2016 • $122.00 • (£94.00)
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Randy Bobbitt is visiting lecturer at the University of West Florida.
Chapter 1 The Schoolhouse Gate
Chapter 2 High School Media
Chapter 3 College Media
Chapter 4 Religious Issues
Chapter 5 Speech Codes, Speech Zones, and
Chapter 6 Disruption, Fighting Words, and
True Threats: Real and Imagined
About the Author
From 1943 to the present, the First Amendment rights of students from kindergarten to university have often been diminished by adminstrators' decisions. Dr. Bobbitt proves himself to be a highly knowledgeable and trustworthy guide through that contentious terrain.
— Bruce Swain, University of West Florida
Randy Bobbitt provides a well-researched and comprehensive overview of legal cases affecting freedom of speech in K-12 and secondary schools. This book not only addresses the important points of law but also provides interesting anecdotes and personal details that make the cases come to life.
— Jim Foust, Bowling Green State University
Free Speech on America's K–12 and College Campuses: Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine is a thoughtful treatment of the state of free speech in America's education system. The book contains the requisite careful analyses of seminal First Amendment challenges to independent student journalism on high school and college campuses. However, its true selling point is the insightful discussion of free speech controversies over religious issues, dress codes, political correctness, and the like in kindergartens, elementary schools, and middle schools. That the book is well-researched is an understatement. The writing is both accessible and engaging. I highly recommend Free Speech on America's K–12 and College Campuses as a ‘must-read’ for journalism students of all ages and media law scholars.
— Anita McDaniel, University of North Carolina at Wilmington