Small Victory for McCain?

By Vaishali Honawar — October 01, 2008 1 min read
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The McCain-Obama war has made it into the classroom. Teachers at a California high school will no longer wear “Educators for Obama” buttons after a parent who supports John McCain complained.

John Hadley says the teachers at his 16-year-old daughter’s school in Soquel, Calif., were attempting to politically influence students.

In California, educators can wear political buttons at work except during classroom instruction, unless the matter has a direct bearing on an education issue, such as a proposed school bond or contract matter. But the state also allows districts to set limits on the political activities of teachers during the school day.

The buttons were supplied by the local teachers’ union.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.