Political expression is protected under BORA

Stuff reports:

The Teaching Council is considering complaints made about an Auckland teacher who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to Auckland’s Black Lives Matter march and posted a video on defending his actions.

The man, a teacher at Manukau Christian School, was one of thousands at the protest on Monday, which was organised in response to the of George Floyd and in solidarity with a wave of protests across the US.

The Teaching Council should dismiss this complaint immediately.

Teachers are entitled to have a political opinion, including whether or not they like the President of the United States.

It is repugnant that people are trying to get a teacher disbarred, simply because they disagree with his choice of political apparel.

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