Grain Processing Corporation, GPC, produces grain alcohol. Language of the contract found employees locked out and substitute labor brought in. The emotions run deep for management and labor. In my law class, I discussed issues on both sides. Some students were upset about the discussion. My administration told me NOT to talk about the lockout until emotions have abated. Can my principal tell me what I can discuss in my classroom?
The answer is yes. Freedom of speech does not protect speech that will cause disruption. I will point out that labor-management relations are covered in my course syllabus and in my textbook in Chapter 23. Law is based on the adversarial premise. A school has different freedoms than the street and out of respect to my boss and the constitution, I'll wait until tempers die down.