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Boxer Campaign Asks Teachers to Volunteer Their Students

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3:44 PM, Oct 27, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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This report suggests that Barbara Boxer's latest tactic -- asking teachers to volunteer their students for her campaign -- might be illegal: 

Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association  notified the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Board of Education today that, in abject ignorance of California state law, the political campaign of Senator Barbara Boxer has openly solicited teachers employed by LAUSD to urge their students to volunteer for her campaign.

HJTA's letter to the school district urges LAUSD to immediately inform all its personnel, credentialed or otherwise, that it would be a clear violation of law for teachers to recruit their students on school property during school hours to volunteer for a specific political campaign.

Pursuant to both case law and a specific provision of the California Education Code, what Boxer wants would leave LAUSD subject to both civil and potentially criminal sanctions.  Common sense should also tell her that seeking public resources and classroom time from teachers to do her political bidding is just wrong.  Barbara Boxer should know better.

Whole post -- and a copy of the letter -- here.

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