A Massachusetts school teacher was fired for blaming critical race theory (CRT) and gender identity in two TikTok videos and six memes. Proceedings For infringement of her constitutional amendment Article 1 rights against her former employer.
In a proceeding filed in the First Amendment of Massachusetts on November 29, Matos and Ferron violated the First Amendment’s rights to “compensatory and punitive damages, attorney’s fees, and all other appropriateness. He says he is seeking “relief.”
MacRae is represented by Judicial Watch, a non-profit legal organization, whose president Tom Fitton says he was elected from district officials interested in promoting ideology.
“Kari McRae was maliciously targeted as a teacher and torted because he exercised the rights of the First Amendment to criticize critical racial theory,” Phyton said on November 29. Said in a press release.
“This civil rights proceeding is desperate to push forward with critical race theory and is intended to detain school district officials responsible for trampling the civil rights of our client, Mr. McRae.”
According to Filing, McRae produced one of the videos as part of a campaign for members of the Bone School Committee.
“Most of the reasons I ran for the school board and I assume this responsibility are at least to make sure that the students in our town are not taught critical race theory. They haven’t been told that they are built on racial discrimination, “she said in a video posted to her Tik Tok account on May 18.
She added that if elected, she opposes teaching gender identity to school students within the authority of the Commission.
“So they aren’t taught that they can choose whether they want to be a girl or a boy. Including and inclusive is one thing, and educating everyone about everything is one thing. Pushing your agenda is completely different. And when I’m on the school board, it doesn’t happen in our town. “
In the second video posted by Boston.com On September 22, alongside the six memes, MacRae said he wouldn’t use the “they / they” pronoun to talk to anyone.
“I use your name, thank you. I’m not going to be a liar, otherwise I say it’s plural,” she said.
The proceedings responded that Matos met McRae on September 24 and was investigating the “impact” of her post “referenced in the Boston Globe article on September 22, 2021.” It is detailed that it was informed to.
McRae, who was elected to the Bone School Commission on May 19, told Matos that he “posted memes and videos in his personal position as a candidate for civil and public office,” a few months before he was hired. He added that he posted. According to HHS.
However, in a letter dated September 29, Matos dismissed McRae from her position and said, “Continuing your employment in the light of social media posts will have a significant impact on student learning at HHS. I decided to give it. “
Ferron reviewed and approved Matos’ decision to dismiss McRae.
Filing claims that MacRae’s social media posts “did not cause confusion in the classroom.”
“For information and beliefs, because of social media posts, Hanover High School parents or students did not express concern about the plaintiff’s employment at Hanover High School,” he said.
“Defendant Matos did not notify plaintiffs of the concerns raised.”