I. Introduction

II. The Facts of Cox v. Dardanelle Public School District

III. Analysis ... A. What Is Speech Addressing a Matter of Public Concern and How Can You Recognize It? ... 1. Educational Policy ... 2. Criticisms of Personnel Policies as Affecting Teacher Morale ... 3. A Proposed Test ... B. The Balancing Test ... 1. Impairment of Ability to Perform Duties ... 2. Disruption: But Whose Fault? ... C. Would the Discharge Have Occurred Anyway?

IV. Conclusion