“Teachers are as a class the members of a community most likely to have informed and
definite opinions as to how funds allotted to the operation of the schools should be spent.
Accordingly, it is essential that they be able to speak out freely
on such questions without fear of retaliatory dismissal.”
Pickering v. Board of Education, United States Supreme Court, 1968
My story is the story of hundreds of victims. It is a story critical of school administrators and school boards who demand silence rather than revere the opinions of others and of teachers who empower those individuals by their very acquiescence to oppression. When our teachers do not speak and when our administrators do not listen, is it any wonder then that Johnny cannot read?Read Article >>