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Should a teacher be fired over a bumper sticker?

"Have you drugged your kid today?"

Of the 61 bumper stickers on Tarah Ausburn's Toyota Prius hybrid, that's the one that got her fired.

The Surprise, Ariz. high school teacher refused to peel off the sticker after five parents complained and administrators ordered it -- or her car -- removed.

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(They said she could keep the sticker on if she'd agree to park off campus for the rest of the school year.)

As for the offending sticker, "It's kind of a criticism of us tending to over-medicate hyperactive kids who might not need those medications," the English teacher told CBS 5 News.

Ms. Ausburn points out that she never pontificated in class - she left that up to her Prius, which is completely plastered over with stickers on issues ranging from the environment to feminism.

She believes school officials violated her First Amendment rights, and she wants her job back.

What's your take? Barring hate speech, should a teacher's views be kept off school grounds entirely?

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