Montgomery County Public Schools is Told To Stop Violating First Amendment By Blocking People on X

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) find themselves at the center of a robust constitutional dispute as America First Legal (AFL) condemns the school district for alleged First Amendment infringements. AFL, acting on the grounds of defending constitutional liberties, dispatched a letter to MCPS addressing what they describe as unequivocal violations of free speech rights by unlawfully blocking users on the social media platform, X. We obtained a copy of the letter for you here. Representing the X account, @EITC_Official, also known as “Inside the Classroom,” AFL vociferously argues for its right to free speech and engagement in public discourse. Inside the Classroom, dedicated to holding publicly funded schools accountable for what it calls the “indoctrination” of students on varied topics including “gender identity,” insists its voice, like all others, should be unfettered on platforms designed for public conversation. This constitutional altercation was sparked when Inside the Classroom, post-mentioning MCPS in a tweet, found itself blocked around February 14, 2023, impeding its abilities to interact with MCPS’s posts or follow its account. AFL views this as a blatant instance of viewpoint discrimination, impacting an account that MCPS has previously kept open to the public for commentaries, thereby breaching Inside the Classroom’s First Amendment prerogatives. The episode originated when Inside the Classroom on February 10, 2023, disclosed a TikTok video featuring an MCPS teacher and contended, “[t]his teacher at @MCPS claims the idea of parental rights…Montgomery County Public Schools is Told To Stop Violating First Amendment By Blocking People on X