Professor sues college after termination for bashing Mike Pence on Twitter

A history professor in Texas sued her former employer after the university fired her for criticizing the campus’s COVID-19 rules and attacking former Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.

Lora Burnett is a former professor at Collin College, where she taught history. Burnett has partnered with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to sue Collin College and its president, H. Neil Matkin. The lawsuit is being filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing the school of firing her unjustly for expressing personal opinions.

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