JEA issues statement on prior review
The Journalism Education Association, as the nation’s largest association of scholastic journalism educators and secondary school media advisers, denounces the practice of administrative prior review as serving no legitimate educational purpose. Prior review leads only to censorship by school officials or to self-censorship by students with no improvement in journalistic quality or learning.
Better strategies exist that enhance student learning while protecting school safety and reducing school liability.
School administrators provide leadership for just about every dimension of schools. They set the tone and are crucial in a meaningful educational process. Undeniably, administrators want their schools’ graduates to be well-educated and effective citizens. Often, school or district missions statements state this goal explicitly. JEA supports them in that effort.
To emphasize that support the JEA Board of Directors passed a statement on prior review at its Board meeting in Phoenix.
[…] the First Amendment rights of student journalists by giving educators and administrators both prior review of student publications and the right to stop stories before they go to press and even […]
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