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Policies Prohibiting Teacher And Student Protests Found Unconstitutional

This week, every public school in West Virginia was shut down due to a teacher’s strike. Teacher protests, such as the one in West Virginia, implicate First Amendment rights. When can a school district enforce restrictions on teacher and student speech in these...

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of First Amendment Suit By School Nurse

Lori Rayborn was a high school nurse when a student committed suicide due to alleged school bullying.  The student was diabetic and Rayborn had worked closely with the student to provide medical care.  Rayborn documented fluctuations in the student’s glucose levels in...

Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal Of Teacher’s Suit Alleging Constitutional Violations

Elsa Rodriguez is a current Houston Independent School District employee and a member of the HISD teacher's union, the Houston Federation of Teachers (“HFT”).  Rodriguez became active in HFT in 2008 while teaching at Oates Elementary.  Rodriguez filed several union...

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