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on November 16, 2016 in World News

Hey, teacher, leave those kids (& Trump) alone! Educators face penalties for incendiary remarks

Teachers across the US are getting in trouble for bringing their views on President-elect Donald Trump into the classroom. Whether it’s threatening students with deportation or comparing Trump to Hitler, the politicizing of education is seen as a no-no. While public school teachers are afforded the right to free speech under the First Amendment, that freedom does not extend to what they say in the classroom because public school students are considered “a captive audience,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union. “What you say or communicate inside the classroom is considered speech on behalf of the school district...

Teachers across the US are getting in trouble for bringing their views on President-elect Donald Trump into the classroom. Whether it’s threatening students with deportation or comparing Trump to Hitler, the politicizing of education is seen as a no-no....

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