Tuesday, September 30, 2008
New law protects journalism teachers
The AP reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that prohibits school administrators from retaliating against high school and college journalism instructors. The bill by Sen. Leland Yee makes it illegal to dismiss, transfer or discipline teachers for protecting students' free-speech. The California Newspaper Publishers Association says teachers have been punished at least 12 times since 2001 because of stories or opinion pieces written by student reporters.