Published Online: June 25, 2014

Pa. school board again takes up 'Redskins' issue

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school board will once again consider a policy on a school newspaper's refusal to print the word "Redskins" when referring to its sports teams or mascot.

The Bucks County Courier Times (http://bit.ly/1o31BAM ) reports that a Neshaminy school board committee recommended Tuesday that the full board take up a revised policy Thursday barring the Bucks County high school newspaper from banning the name of the mascot from its editorials or its letters to the editor.

The newspaper staff voted in October to ban the word "Redskins," calling it a racial slur. Some district officials contend that the students aren't allowed to do that.

Revisions to the policy since its adoption gave students more control over the news section of The Playwickian but retained other restrictions.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com


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