keith Allison case

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  • This is Keith Allison, he is a teacher, animals rights activist, and vegan. He has recently been fired from his job for posting about his beliefs online.
  • Keith posted, "As someone who grew up feeling parental love and support, and now as a parent who gives love and support, I reject the claim that separating babies from loving mothers to raise them isolated in boxes can ever be considered humane”
  • Keith has the right freedom of speech!
  • I believe that Keith Allison should not have been fired from his job.
  • In this case, the school district actually had a policy that indicated staff had free speech rights, as long as the speech was constitutional and didn’t cause an undue interruption at school
  • Keith posted this comment on his own personal and private Facebook account.
  • Keith has the right to freedom of speech. The exercise of the right to private life is important for the very fulfilment of the right to free speech, i.e. the right to have and express opinions without external interferences
  • Keith Allison’s post online was not offensive or inappropriate.
  • In conclusion, Keith did not violate any rules and he did nothing wrong. He should get his job back.
  • The most important parts that Keith's post had nothing to do with the school directly. He did not target the school, and he did this all on his own computer on his own time.
  • Teacher speech is more likely to be protected if it’s about matters of public interest, but there is a nexus between teachers’ private speech and their employment at school. Private speech should not unduly disrupt school activities.
  • Keith's post had been on a public matter (animal rights) and it was his own personal belief.
  • There are other cases out there where in fact the teacher should be fired. For example, teacher Carly McKinney posted of drugs, herself naked, and was promoting inappropriate things to her.
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