We all know that in most public schools in America, talking about religion is now strictly verboten. Those who pushed for this policy have always argued that it would be a violation of the separation of church and state. However, the argument goes both ways. If it’s going to be inappropriate for a teacher to push his or her religion on students in a public school, it should also be wrong for a teacher advocate atheism in the same forum.
One Texas middle school teacher who has yet to be named, is now in hot water for doing just that. According to her students from West Memorial Junior High School, they were given an assignment that challenged their faith. “We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth.” Kids who tried to argue with the teacher were told they would get in trouble, and those who expressed their belief in God for the assignment, were told they would receive a failing grade. “Another student asked the teacher if we could put what we believe in the paper, and she said we could, but you would fail the paper if you do.”
The teacher’s actions were brought to the attention of the principle by the mother of one of her students, 7th grader Jordan Wooley. The girl has since testified before the school board, who are currently investigating the incident.
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