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The Feinberg Act

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Title

The Feinberg Act

Description

A flier bringing awareness to the Feinberg Act and protesting its implementation. Calls for signing a petition against its passing

Subject

McCarthyism 1940-1950

Creator

Campus Coalition, Queens College

Source

OscarShaftelCollection.Box1.Folder8

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1949-05-05

Date Created

2013-06-12

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JPEG

Extent

196155 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Queens (New York, NY)

Text

5/5/49
The Feinberg Act directs the Board or Regents to make up a list of organizations, mere membership in which shall "const1tute prima facie evidence of disqualification for appointment to or retention in any office or position in the public schools of the state."

This means that any teacher may be dismissed, without regard to length of satisfactory service in the classroom; without proof of misconduct of any kind; without due process of law. It means the burden of proof is shifted from the accuser to the accused. It means guild established only by association.

It means a threat to honest teaching, freedom of discussion and independent, creative thought in the schools.

SIGN A PETITION! To the Board of Regents requesting that public hearings be held on the Feinberg Act. These petitions, formulated by the Teacher’s Union, and distributed on campus by Campus Coalition, will be in the Caf. Today.

Fight the Feinberg Act

distr. by Campus Coalition
please do not litter the campus….. labor donated

Original Format

8.5 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm)
Flier
Paper

Citation

Campus Coalition, Queens College, “The Feinberg Act,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 24, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/203.

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