Shutting Down a Teacher’s Right to Free Speech

June 06, 2023

Ray Shelton, a 5th-grade teacher at Glendale Unified School District, California, and who is gay spoke up at the school board meeting against the recent transgender movement. His speech explained how the movement ignores common-sense and true biology and is “anti-woman.” After that moment, it turns out California didn’t care that he was part of the LGBTQ community. He was placed on paid leave because “’several comments’ were lodged against him.” Instead of being respectful of his privacy pending the investigation, the principal used the district’s email to say that Shelton as accused of “hate speech and hate symbols.”

Several emails obtained by The Daily Signal from Glendale administrators encourage staff to teach students that every person is naturally “queer” and “socialist.”

Read More