Over at Tech Dirt, an article about the surprising number of high schools having students who, not wishing to give in to the demands of the school administrators, take the school newspaper online.

I grew up before the age of the internet, and still remember having an editorial I had written about the Vietnam war, and Richard Nixon, being rejected completely by the school principal. I was the editor-in-chief of the junior high paper, and the faculty advisor was with me, but she was unable to sway the principal, or the Army general that was the commanding officer of the post we were living on.

When I read this I had some of my faith in the younger generation restored. After being involved in many situations where outlandish demands were/are being made of my children at school, I applaud any maneuverings by students to assert themselves over this type of Gestapo behavior.

That is not to say that students should do anything illegal or untoward, but freedom of speech is something that everyone should enjoy, no matter their age.

Quote of the Day:
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
–Ludwig van Beethoven

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