Last week, the Teachers Union filed a law suit against the Department of Education for infringing on individual teachers’ freedom of speech when the DOE attempted to curb teachers’ expression of their political allegiances through acts such as wearing a political button? What do you think?
While I am always an advocate of sharing our lives with students without imposing our ideas on them, would wearing a political button, or telling students that “this weekend I was at a political rally” be going too far? Or is this another way of making current events relevant to our lives and curriculum in the classroom? How far would you go? What would you consider? How might you talk about politics and the elections in your own classroom with neutrality so that all viewpoints are considered?