Should Teachers Stay Silent on Politics?

TU Director of Publications, Jamie Romberg, explores how politics affect student dialogue in her classroom and the role of a teacher in those discussions.

“Mrs. Romberg, who’d you vote for?” a ten-year-old girl asked me.

“You can’t ask her that. It’s against the law for her to tell us,” the other girl responded.

I chimed in. “Hold on. It’s not against the law for me to tell you. I just won’t because it could come across as me trying to influence your opinions, which isn’t what a teacher should do.”

The Hope of 1345

TU253 member, Sarah Nainby, shares how House Bill 1345 offers all teachers, but especially those of us who are specialists, the opportunity to advocate for meaningful, relevant professional development.