Court rules that teachers' First Amendment Rights stop at the school door

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Court rules that teachers' First Amendment Rights stop at the school door

Nov 02 2010

English teacher Shelley Evans-Marshall gave her ninth-grade class an assignment featuring the American Library Association's list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books - and lost her job because of it.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio last week dismissed her lawsuit, ruling that a school district's right to control its curriculum outweighs a teacher's First Amendment right to choose her materials and her teaching methods.

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