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(WEBINAR) Free Speech and Education
October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Free speech is obviously guaranteed by the First Amendment, but does that safeguard extend into schools and government? Are there legal and ethical limitations on the rights of teachers, students, administrators, and policymakers to speak and think freely in their work as public servants? If so, who decides what those boundaries might be and are they consistent across North Carolina? Moreover, what intrinsic value does the free, transparent, and open exchange of ideas and information provide organizations — both public and private — that face the challenges of a rapidly changing world? These are the types of questions that will be discussed as part of EdNC’s virtual panel on the policing of language in education and beyond.
Please join us at 4 p.m. on October 15 as an expert panel of academic, legal, business, education, and community experts dig into questions such as these — ones that too often get ignored, resulting in confusion and a chilling effect on the kind of free expression that is vital in our democracy in general and in schools in particular.
Our goal is to use this virtual panel discussion to help audience members gain clarity on professional and legal best practices regarding free speech in our learning communities, as well as why openness and transparency can lead to better, more timely, and more inclusive decisions for all education stakeholders.