Morality and Public School Speech: Balancing the Rights of Students, Parents, and Communities

Jenkins, Peter L.
March 2008
Brigham Young University Law Review;2008, Vol. 2008 Issue 2, p593
Academic Journal
The article explores the need to balance the rights of students, parents and communities in relation to the issue of morality and public schools speech in the U.S. It examines the idea that schools must be free to make moral decisions in curriculum choices and argues that courts are poor fora in which to resolve challenges to curriculum. It examines court opinions in selected areas, which include schools' positions on human sexuality and library book selection. The article also discusses the inevitability of morality in curriculum.


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