A public school teacher in Walker County School District filed a lawsuit today in federal court asserting his First Amendment right to speak at public meetings of the Walker County Board of Education. Jim Barrett, a social studies teacher at Saddle Ridge Middle School, sought to speak at the February 17, 2015 board meeting and was told by Superintendent Damon Raines that he could not. Barrett, who was appointed to the Professional Standards Commission by Governor Deal last July, has been publically advocating against the Board’s recent changes to the grading system. Continue Reading
Georgia Teachers in the News:
- March 13, 2015: Teacher Suing Georgia’s Walker County School District
- Written by an Anonymous Georgia Teacher, March 8, 2015
- Allison Webb of Woodstock is a 15 year veteran teacher at Sequoyah High School in Canton who spoke out in this Atlanta Journal Constitution article on February 27, 2015.
- Commentary from a Teacher on March 15, 2014
- Meg Norris was a seventh-grade teacher in Georgia who left teaching because she no longer believed in what she was mandated to do. (November 14, 2013)
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