Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
— Buddha

Mayer v. Monroe County Community School Corporation

After the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that teachers in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin have no free speech rights at school, Mayer v. Monroe County Community School Corporation posed this question to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Whether, and under what circumstances, the free speech clause of the First Amendment limits a public school board's power to punish a teacher's instructional speech where such speech is part and parcel of the approved curriculum and involves a matter of great public concern.

In October of 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear Mayer v. Monroe County Community School Corporation in effect affirming the lower court's decision that teachers have no free speech rights at school.

 

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