• July 6, 2022
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IUSD

Silencing Voices in the Name of “Civility”. Do Irvine Unified School District Board Policies Go Too Far? [Opinion]

School boards all over the nation have seen an increase in public participation. How board members have handled passionate speakers has been fodder for national news.  The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has thus far escaped such scrutiny – that is until last week, when IUSD board president, caught the eye of the American Civil […]

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ACLU to IUSD: Maintaining and Enforcing Board Policy 9323 Rules of Conduct Violates First Amendment

On May 24, 2022, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) emailed the following letter to the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board of Education in response to actions by Board President Ira Glasky to Irvine resident Debra Kamm at the May 3, 2022, IUSD Board Meeting. To hear Kamm’s public comment and Glasky’s response click […]

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Irvine School Board Public Comment Policies Limit Free Speech

“In my view, the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution afford to the citizen and to the press an absolute, unconditional privilege to criticize official conduct despite the harm which may flow from excesses and abuses. … The theory of our Constitution is that every citizen may speak his mind and every newspaper express its […]

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