Public schools receiving eRate discounts would be required to install internet-content filters on their computer systems, according to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. A similar measure was approved by a Senate subcommittee the following week and was headed for a vote in the full Senate at press time.


The general news media paid little attention to the House action, which came late in the evening of June 17 amid a flurry of controversial legislation. The filtering measure is one part of a broad juvenile justice bill, which, among other things, would let public schools post the Ten...

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