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dc.contributor.advisorKiracofe, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Erin M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03T21:27:39Z
dc.date.available2019-12-03T21:27:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/21642
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Lopez, Rosita; Summers, Kelly.en_US
dc.descriptionAdvisor: Kiracofe, Christine.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes illustrations.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith the Supreme Court's 2006 ruling in Garcetti v. Cebellos , this study examines how Garcetti has impacted K-12 public school teachers' First Amendment free speech protections. Garcetti added a threshold layer to an established test courts had been guided to use-since 1968-when evaluating whether teachers qualified for First Amendment protection when speaking out. Garcetti has guided courts to first consider whether a public employee was speaking pursuant to their official duties prior to ruling on whether a teacher's speech was a matter of public concern. The Supreme Court ruled when a public employee is speaking pursuant to their official duties, First Amendment protections would not apply. Garcetti involved a deputy district attorney; however, it is the standard public employee free speech threshold that is also applied to K-12 public school teachers. Since the Garcetti decision, very few public school teachers have realized First Amendment free speech protections. This study examines relevant U.S. District Court and U.S. Circuit Court decisions post-Garcetti to determine the impact Garcetti has had on K-12 public school teachers' free speech protections. This study reviews relevant case law and related literature regarding public school teacher free speech rulings. Understanding the Garcetti decision is critical if school administrators wish to avoid possible litigation when contemplating discipline against a teacher for their speech.en_US
dc.format.extent200 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducational leadershipen_US
dc.subject.lcshSchool management and organizationen_US
dc.titleK-12 public school teacher free speech : the impact of Garcetti v. Ceballos on First Amendment protectionsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentLeadership, Educational Psychology and Foundationsen_US
dc.description.degreeEd.D. (Doctor of Education)en_US


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