Public School Teachers, Free Speech, and Hostile Environment

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In public school, the constitutional tension can be high on these issues: students' and teachers' free speech rights; teachers' Free Exercise rights; the school's concern for the Establishment clause; when bullying begins; and how people express civil disagreement. All these issues are present in a recent Department of Education investigation around a teacher's comment (or comments) to a student who asked his opinion of homosexuality.

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Topics:  Discrimination, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Free Exercise, Free Speech, Gender Discrimination, Homosexuality, Hostile Environment, Religion, Teachers

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Education Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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