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Re: free speech and teachers

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From: jw (jmwjeann_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 15:59:40 PDT


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>It seems an opportune time to remind all of you that freedom of
>speech (in art we might say freedom of expression. First Amendment
>law applies to both terms) is limited in schools for both teachers
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>Hello, Jane! Your reply is very interesting to me. Can you recommend any websites re the limitations placed on teachers w/regard to the first amendment?-- If you'll recall, my original question was regarding a letter to the editor written by a teacher. I'm wondering if that teacher would have been in the clear if there had been no mention of place of employment. I'm troubled that while teaching our students to stand up for their beliefs, however unpopular, teachers are not permitted to model such courage. Thanks to all for this stimulating discussion, which I think is very relevant to art education.
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