This is so ridiculous, I don’t even want to comment, but I will say Stehly is consulting an attorney with expertise in these matters.
The gist of the letter is about a flyer Stehly wants to hand out at Thursday’s sub-teacher inservice;
Basically, Stehly is asking subs get a raise. That’s it. But the school district responded with a letter from their legal advisor, which quotes a bunch of Supreme Court cases about public property. The letter was truly a scare tactic. (click on image to enlarge)
Since when is it illegal for an independent contractor, like a substitute teacher, organize other substitutes in asking for a raise?
Apparently the administration of the SF school district either hasn’t read George Orwell’s ’1984′ or if they have, they implemented it as school policy. Either way, their claims are a stretch.
This is what happened. Someone (Stehly) finally questioned Dr. Homan’s misleading statements to the public (about sub teacher pay) and she didn’t like being called out.
Quote all the court cases in the world, the First Amendment is pretty clear;
“The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.”