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