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The Network is an online community of educators, students and citizens who share a commitment to First Amendment freedoms, democratic schools, and the idea that children deserve to be seen and heard.

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First Amendment News

Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win?

Supreme Court ruling is neither the all-out assault on women’s rights alleged by some on the left nor the major expansion of religious freedom trumpeted by many on the right.

A positive Supreme Court term for the First Amendment

But increasingly narrow holdings, exceptions for national security, rights for corporations leave questions about what direction Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence will go.

Telling the police to f*** off: risky First Amendment business

Although some courts have protected some obscene rants directed at cops, you still might want to be careful if you get pulled over.
 

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Teaching Children and not Subjects

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath.…See More
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"I am also studying to write better grants for two groups I belong to: the fire department here and for the Women Veterans of Louisiana."
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Teaching Children and not Subjects

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As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the…Continue

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