March 21, 2006

First-Class Citizens

First-Class Citizens
Again, via Anne Davis:
For the students and staff of Hudson High School, in Hudson, Massachusetts, civics isn't just a class. It's part and parcel to everyday life at this New England high school, which has become a laboratory of democracy, challenging widely held assumptions about how schools can and should operate.

Several years ago, when the district set out to build a new high school facility, Superintendent Sheldon Berman, longtime principal John Stapelfeld, and the entire Hudson High community embarked on a journey that would take them to uncharted waters.
Sounds great, but there's an interesting twist: the school and some students are (were?) in court over a decision by the principal to ban access to a certain website (it was one that showed beheadings of hostages in Iraq). So, does democracy have a limit?

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