"You don't make radical changes in times of trouble," Stewart told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.
But Lewis posed this question: "And exactly what has this experience gotten us?"
Does free speech stop when the bell rings?
"When you teach young people who are very close to voting age that the government gets to decide what they can criticize, you shouldn't be surprised that we get damaged citizens," he said. "Too many (school officials) see student expression as a problem to be managed rather than an opportunity to teach." (Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center)
"Even though I believe their voices have to be heard, they have to be disciplined for their infractions." (Joyce Kenner, principal, Whitney Young Magnet High School)
Texas school board approves new "standards"
"I have let down the students in our state," said board member Mary Helen Berlanga (D). "What we have done today is something that a classroom teacher would not even have accepted," she said, sweeping a pile of history books from her desk onto the floor. (Washington Post)