October 29th, 2012
Free-speech debate in Roseville school district
By Diana Lambert
A decision by the Roseville Joint Union High School District board this month to give the superintendent the right to approve advertising content in school newspapers and yearbooks has sparked a First Amendment civil rights debate within the district.
And given the legal issues being raised, it could have broad implications for school districts in the region and throughout California.
“The district is opening themselves up to a lot more liability than they are protecting themselves from,” said Adam Goldstein, an attorney advocate with Student Press Law Center in Virginia.