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The regulation "reflects a good faith professional judgment by defendants about the effect of teachers' political campaign buttons in public schools. It is not a covert attempt to favor one viewpoint over another," Judge Kaplan concluded

And, let's face it, the teachers were most likely wearing Obama buttons PRECISELY in an effort to favor one viewpoint over the other.

1 posted on 01/26/2010 11:10:40 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

How about next telling teachers to STFU when it comes to property tax increases in local communities? Instead teachers send kids home telling them that the school might lose their accredidation and they’ll never get into college, teachers might get laid off or there will be no more sports or music UNLESS their parents don’t vote for tax increases.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 11:14:44 AM PST by rhombus (i)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Unions = inherently Democrat.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 11:14:52 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: cindy-true-supporter

ping


4 posted on 01/26/2010 11:15:37 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I recall the teachers (including one for a friend of mine’s son) who conducted in class “votes” and then chastized those who did not vote for Obama (the one that brought a visit to the principal was one student who wrote in Rush < Limbaugh > ).


6 posted on 01/26/2010 11:24:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Teacher’s personal political, religious or social views (generally) have no place in the classroom, whatever they are.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 11:27:01 AM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Lets have kids sit in an indoctrinate camp for 8 hours a day... oh ... they already do.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 11:52:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

but...but...this decision is extreme. Is there no center ground? Lets split it down the middle; say leftist buttons are okay but conservative buttons are forbidden.


10 posted on 01/26/2010 11:59:33 AM PST by dogcaller
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Teachers in favor of such things (THEIR wearing “political buttons”) have their “freedom of speech” judgments backwards.

They are not given their academic post to use it as their own personal political soapbox.

Out of respect for the freedoms of their students, PUBLIC school teachers need to be politically and religiously agnostic.

An agnostic, in a political or religious sense, is neither a booster nor a detractor of any certain position.

Teachers are not hired to help their students arrive at a particular conclusion, on matters that contain different opinions, but to help them obtain the knowledge and critical thinking skills to form their own conclusions.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 4:46:49 PM PST by Wuli
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

12 posted on 01/26/2010 6:54:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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