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Should teachers be allowed to donate to political campaigns?

Despite tax payer money being invested in education and going to salaries of teachers, there has been long disputes about how teachers should be teaching in the classroom. Public school teachers are to maintain objectivity in the classroom, hence the separation of religion from school rooms, and biases of political orientation. As a journalist, I am to maintain objectivity, and it is even policy that I cannot donate to political campaigns. My job is to inform, and educate the public on topics pertaining to information. Teachers and professors do the same thing, yet they are allowed to donate to political campaigns (this becomes public information once they do it). So my first question is: Should teachers be allowed to donate to political campaigns? Does knowing your professors political orientation change the learning experience? Would you defend a professor that teachers with a bias in the classroom?

Asked By: - 5/6/2012
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Teachers do not give up their rights by becoming teachers, so even if they don't have as much money as the Koch brothers of course they can contribute... More
Answered By: Sharon - 5/6/2012
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I think they should be allowed to their not textbooks they have points of view and opinions. Just because they decide to donate to a party doesn't mean that they will be bias in their teaching
Answered By: sean - 5/6/2012
 
Should citizens be allowed to donate to political campaigns? Yes. Are teachers citizens? Yes. Should teachers be allowed to donate to political campaigns? Yes. As you said, as long as it stays out of the classroom they can do whatever they feel like doing.
Answered By: ajdodge09 - 5/6/2012
 
Absolutely. Teachers are not obligated to be objective they are obligated to educate students. Teachers in grades above 10th should be able to espouse their political views in the classroom, conservative, liberal, or otherwise.
Answered By: Cantankerous - 5/6/2012
 
when journalists actually start being totally objective, then I will stop supporting candidates that I chose; even though my political choices have nothing to do with what or how I teach
Answered By: Paladin - 5/6/2012
 
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