Journalism students censored

Co-editor Rebekah Martin

Here in good 'ol conservative Cobb County a high school principal is attempting to stop a school newspaper. Why? Because the journalism students are daring to print stories about what really happens on their campus. Things like reporting the hardships facing teen mothers at the school and reporting the vandalism that takes place in the parking lot.

This lousy excuse for a school administrator is following in the Bush administration's footsteps by demanding that only a rosey picture of the school be presented. Reminds me of the reporting that we get out of Iraq. The journalism class has been cut by the principal citing a teacher shortage and the need to keep more popular courses like cosmetology.

The students have started a blog in order to get their message out about the censorship. Check it out at Speaking Underground. Send them your encouraging comments.

Read the article here.

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