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A teacher were to have a bumper sticker on his or her car which read: "War with Iraq. NO!" OR one which read "Let's kick Iraqi a$$"." Would said teacher be required to remove said bumper sticker? Would the teacher be able to park on school property where students might be able to see the bumper sticker? Where does a teacher's own civil rights end and begin?

What if I live in the same small town where I teach and I choose to post a huge political campaign sign in my yard (which I did during the last election mind you) where the world can see it including my literate students? What if they asked me about said sign? Even if I refuse to discuss it on school property (which I do) the students (because they are literate and thoughtful) might know exactly where I stand on the war issue and our esteemed president. What then? Must I no longer participate in the political process like other Americans so I don't taint my students with my opinion?
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  • Georgia Hedrick /blockquote> What if...teachers could only teach what was in a scripted plan to teach? What if...teachers were told just how to grade each child? What if...it was considered unpatriotic to discuss points of view other than what the President ...See More
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  • ALSO "WHAT IF" /blockquote> On 3/09/03, Georgia Hedrick wrote: > What if...teachers could only teach what was in a scripted > plan to teach? What if...teachers were told just how to > grade each child? What if...it was considered unpatriotic to >...See More
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  • Jackalope /blockquote> Two quotes in your post caught my eye, "If not the teachers, then who is left to tell the truth?"Well, "Parents" comes to mind right off the bat. It is not the job of a teacher to "tell the truth" to ...See More
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  • Jackalope /blockquote> On 3/09/03, Just wondering. wrote: > A teacher were to have a bumper sticker on his or her car > which read: "War with Iraq. NO!" OR one which read "Let's > kick Iraqi a$$"." Would said tea...See More
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  • THANK YOU Jakalope /blockquote> On 3/10/03, Jackalope wrote: > Two quotes in your post caught my eye, "If not the teachers, > then who is left to tell the truth?"> > Well, "Parents" comes to mind right off the bat. It is not > ...See More
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