HB49is as an attempt to silence and intimidate teachers through a proposed law banning political activity during schools hours and imposing a penalty of $10,000. A school teacher has the right to identify and express his or her own point of view in the classroom as long as it is indicated clearly that it is the teacher's own. Where parents, as individuals, or parent or other community groups raise the question of suitability of any material, out of concern for maturity level, morality, patriotism, literary merit, etc., the decision as to its acceptability should be vested in a representative professional committee.

Status

Died in Committee

Position

Oppose