According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, a parent — a John McCain supporter — complained about the presence of campaign paraphernalia, and the principal of Soquel High asked teachers to take off the pins while they were teaching. They did.
What’s the practice here in Oakland? I know that a number of teachers, particularly at the high school level, are active in political issues, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama pins were in evidence on OUSD campuses.
Do you think it’s appropriate for a teacher to show their support, in class or at school, for a candidate or a controversial issue? Should they also be expected to expose kids to the other side of the issue (or campaign)?