Do you recall this story here at the Horace Mann School? If not, visit this post I wrote a while back. A friend and great colleague who teaches at an elite independent school in North Carolina sent this article to me. It relates to the Horace Mann issue. Read more about the comment below here. Because I associate myself with a national academic audience, usually while traveling to a historians meeting or working on a paper, I get a chance to talk politics and academic life on a regular base; it usually relates to the teaching or writing of history.
What prompted prominent historians across the country — including some at Columbia University and the University of Virginia — to come to the defense of Andrew S. Trees, a history teacher at the Horace Mann School?
“Because Horace Mann is a private school, it’s really not limited by the First Amendment in what it can do,” said Mark Goodman, an executive director of the Student Press Law Center, a national advocacy organization for student journalists. “The only legal limitation would be if the school had its own policies protecting student free expression and press freedom. At good private schools, such policies are quite common.”