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COLUMN: Hoosier students, advisers deserve better

By Ryan Gunterman IHSPA Executive Director They deserve better than this. Hoosier student journalists and their teachers deserve better than what the Indiana House of Representatives did to them the evening of Feb. 5. They deserve better than the fear mongering by the associations representing principals, superintendents and school boards while lobbying those legislators. They […]

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Student press freedom bill defeated

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would have extended First Amendment press freedoms to Indiana middle and high school students died in the House Monday. The vote was 47-45 in favor of House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, but failed because it didn’t get the required 51 votes […]

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Indiana should pick students over censorship

The following testimony was given during the Indiana House Education Committee hearing Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Good afternoon. My name is Ryan Gunterman, and I am the executive director of the Indiana High School Press Association, a 95-year-old scholastic journalism organization at Franklin College. I am here to advocate for HB 1016 on behalf of […]

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