Parental Consent?

The L.A. Times reported today on Ann Long, the co-editor of the Troy High School (Fullerton) student newspaper. It seems that Ms. Long worked with her faculty adviser for “more than a month” on an article about three gay students’ decision to come out to the friends and family. After the article was published, school officials told her that, because she had not secured parental permission prior to asking the students about their sexuality, she had two choices

1 Comment so far

  1. Ken (unregistered) on January 27th, 2005 @ 8:50 am

    The Student Press Law Center!

    My first reaction is, “How cool is that?!”

    But then, I can’t help wonder, “What the hell kind of world do we live in where we need that?!”

    And then, “Wish we had access to it back when I was in school.”

    Seems to me that, since it’s the school officials who are raising a fuss and not the students or their parents, Ms. Long should be allowed to continue her journalistic endeavors.



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