Kay Powers, a teacher at Jackson High School in September, 2008, when this photo was taken, previously was the student adviser to the Free Stehekin underground newspaper at Cascade High School in Everett. Powers was fired after allowing students to use district equipment to produce the newspaper. Powers died earlier this month. (Kevin Nortz / Herald file photo)

Kay Powers, a teacher at Jackson High School in September, 2008, when this photo was taken, previously was the student adviser to the Free Stehekin underground newspaper at Cascade High School in Everett. Powers was fired after allowing students to use district equipment to produce the newspaper. Powers died earlier this month. (Kevin Nortz / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Everett teacher led students in free-speech fight

Kay Powers, who died this month, showed the need for a law protecting student journalists’ rights.

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