Newsday letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 – New York News

Teachers can share their political views

The incident in which a teacher criticized two students for wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts demonstrated that the teacher and the school administrators were ignorant of our Constitution and Supreme Court rulings [“Great Again shirts grate Ga. teacher,” News, Sept. 5].

Since when are campaign slogans from an election forbidden in public schools? The school superintendent who said teachers should not share their political opinions with students was just as wrong. If a teacher cannot share opinions on an issue, a valuable teaching opportunity is lost. However, the teacher should make clear that what she is saying is her opinion.

The superintendent violated the teacher’s civil rights.

Jay Becker, Syosset

Editor’s note: The writer is a retired social studies teacher.

Americans on all sides oppose racism

Newsday’s editorial “Left must stop violent tactics” [Sept. 5] was disturbing to me, a proud left-wing liberal.

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