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How Political Is Too Political?

Two Massachussetts high school teachers have been put on paid leave after holding up an anti-war sign during a year-end school assembly, according to the Cape Code Times. The teacher's silent protest reportedly took place at a point in the assembly when the school was honoring seniors who are entering military service—a ceremony the teachers involved saw as abetting military recruitment in schools. "I think we're supposed to open the door for differences of opinion," said Marybeth Verani, one of the teachers. "We're not all in lock-step agreement on everything." Many parents and students, however, didn't see it that way, and have called for the pair to be further disciplined, if not terminated.

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