This was posted in one of my Groups on another site:
"My oldest child's teacher is a devout Catholic. I raise my children to be tollerant of other religions as everyone is allowed to believe in whatever they want to. I have religious symbols from many different religions in the house and I tell my children stories from those religions as well. However, the teacher (noted above) has been pushing Christianity on the class and has told them the stories of Jesus for Christmas and Easter. I have no issues with my children learning these stories or any story from any religion. My issue is with the teacher preaching it as the truth and telling the children that Jesus is "OUR" God. I have told the teacher several times that we are pagan and do not believe in a Christian God. I am now getting offended. The Prinicpal is ignoring me and I about to go to the Board of Ed. I need advice on how better to get my point across that no teacher has the right to preach religion at my kids."
Now, to me a Public School Teacher should NOT be teaching religion besides to teach culture (for instance it's hard to teach about traditional Indian Culture without exploring basic Hindu Beliefs). I wouldn't even want a teacher who shared my beliefs teaching this stuff...
My question is, if the this were your child's teacher would you have an issue? If you are Christian, and share her beliefs, would it still be an issue or would you simply see it as a reinforcement of your teachings? And if you're not Christian or are otherwise uncomfortable with this how would you take action seeing how the teacher & the Principal have both ignored you when you spoke with them?
Answer by CraftingMama at 10:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 10:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:49 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:01 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
A teacher pushing religion in a public school would be a huge issue for me, and the school would know it!
Answer by beeky at 11:07 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Amaranth361 at 11:22 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:13 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by gmasboy at 4:37 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 4:42 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by KelleyP77 at 6:34 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
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