Do Texas Teachers Have The Right To Free Speech? Anti-immigration Tweets Have One Educator’s Fate In Limbo
It was a tweet to the president pleading for him to do “anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth.”
The high school teacher, who went on to ask for help in “actively investigating and removing the illegals that are in public school system,” now awaits a decision on whether or not she can keep her job.
But the tweets of Georgia Clark pose a larger question for educators as a divisive presidential election nears: When do teachers cross the free-speech line?
In short, it’s a complicated balancing act.
Teachers don’t lose their First Amendment rights because they are government workers but they do have to be cautious when they speak up and about what they say, according to legal experts.