And, let's face it, the teachers were most likely wearing Obama buttons PRECISELY in an effort to favor one viewpoint over the other.
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.
Unions = inherently Democrat.
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 > ).
Teacher’s personal political, religious or social views (generally) have no place in the classroom, whatever they are.
Lets have kids sit in an indoctrinate camp for 8 hours a day... oh ... they already do.
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.
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.