Federal judge upholds NYC limits on teachers' political speech

10/19/2008 | NYTimes.com

School districts should be able to ban teachers from wearing political buttons but not from distributing political materials in areas inaccessible to students, a federal judge ruled Friday. Rulings on such cases have been mixed but generally aim to protect teachers' rights while preventing them from unduly influencing students, said New York University law professor Samuel Issacharoff.

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