Below is a summary of an article reported in the September 21, 2005 edition of Education Week:
Two years ago, a grade school teacher at Evanston's King Lab School, Vickie Proctor, was transferred from her teaching post after expressing her views on No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Ms. Proctor stated she was protesting the requirements of NCLB when she hung a skeleton dressed in a Michael Jordan jersey in the teachers' lounge. She hung a sign on the skeleton that said NCLB had killed it. She hung another sign that said "I am a Texas scholar, this is an oxy-Moron."
Other teachers were upset, feeling that the skeleton resembled a lynching.
She filed suit in Federal Court in Chicago claiming her First Amendment rights had been violated. The case was settled for $250,000 and a letter acknowledging Ms. Proctor's years of service.