“A Terrible Lesson in Civics”

A Tennessee high school paper was confiscated for publishing birth-control information as well as a photo of an unidentified student with a tattoo her parents did not know about. The episode sparked another First Amendment rights debate about student publications. “This is a terrible lesson in civics,” a University of Tennessee journalism professor told the Associated Press (here via the Los Angles Times). “Either the students are going to have a voice, or you’re going to have a PR rag for the administration.”