….to disagree. To engage civically in pursuit of your beliefs. …to speak out; to petition… People can even remain friends while doing so in different directions. Each and every one has a right. No one is entitled to use his or her power to threaten, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with the civic freedom of anyone else. No one. The question, “Should we get Board permission to…” circulate/sign RSU withdrawal petitions has been floated to Timbered Classrooms. No. We include, here, a list of reasons it is acceptable, legally or ethically, to intimidate others. …also a comprehensive list of things for which private citizens must seek School Board approval outside of school grounds or jurisdiction. Even where people disagree, we are better for civic engagement and Timbered Classrooms welcomes it – whatever a citizens’ position.
We’re all friends here….
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” ~Voltaire