ON-Lion Letter
In late June, after a months-long campaign led by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) in Arizona has reached a settlement with tenured professor Walter Kehowski, allowing him to return to teaching math classes at the Glendale Community College in the Fall.  Glendale is a college in the MCCCD system.

Kehowski was placed on forced administrative leave last March and faced possible termination because he e-mailed the text of President George Washington's Thanksgiving address to the MCCCD community last November.  Some MCCCD colleagues were offended, and Kehowski was charged with violating the district's policies.

"This settlement is a crucial victory for freedom of expression and fundamental fairness," FIRE president Greg Lukianoff said.  "FIRE is pleased that MCCCD's unjust treatment of Kehowski has finally ceased and that he will now be able to resume his life and his teaching."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports FIRE, which is headquartered in Philadelphia.
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