Tag Archive: teachers

Aug 03 2011

Missouri Ban on Student-Teacher Facebook Connection Will Not Survive First Amendment Challenge

OK so who thought this was a good idea? Missouri lawmakers passed a law that contains this provision: No teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a work-related internet site unless such site is available to school administrators and the child’s legal custodian, physical custodian, or legal guardian. No teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a …

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May 22 2010

Teacher Fired For Using “Naughty Words” Wins First Round Against City

Those of us who have gone through raising middle schoolers or who teach for a living know that of all the classes in the world, teaching Middle School Health is as thankless a task as you can get assigned to.  Hormones raging, sexual experimentation occurring  regularly, cliques, mean girls, immature boys:  a recipe for disaster.  …

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Jan 28 2010

Court Bans Teachers From Wearing Political Pins? Free Speech Apparently Preserved Only For Companies

Earlier this week Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan upheld a NYC Dept of Ed regulation that banned teachers from wearing political pins in support of a candidate in the classroom. He cited the school’s need for an independent environment free of electioneering. But it is a curious decision in that just a few days earlier, his …

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