Q: Can my public school cut funds to my student publication because they don’t like the stories we are producing?
A: Absolutely not. This is censorship. At a public school, student editors are responsible for determining the content that will be published in their student media outlet. Legally, they must be allowed to do this free of any pressure, intimidation, or threats from school officials, including your student media adviser. Any changes to your publication’s funding that are predicated on content are unconstitutional. You should contact the SPLC if you are facing this situation.