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Questions for thought: a series of exercises on freedom of expression


Our second Question for Thought involves a common argument for censorship: Damaging the public’s image of the school or its programs.

•  Explore instances where scholastic media excess damaged public trust, a belief in the First Amendment and/or a school system.  What led to the excess? How best could it have been prevented? What actions, including censorship, would have prevented it?  Would we be better off limiting our freedoms to avoid the excesses?  Why or why not? Using a a process determined by the instructor, sketch out an approach that could have prevented the excess.

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