Teacher Forced To Remove Reagan Quotes From Classroom
We all remember that famous Reagan quote, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.” It seems a school district finds that quote so offensive, the teacher who posted it in her classroom was threatened that she would be fired if she did not remove it.
A New York public school teacher who advised a school Bible Study club has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school district after she was forced to remove all religious content from her classroom — including a quote from former President Ronald Reagan.
Joelle Silver, a veteran teacher in the Cheektowaga Central School District in western New York, said she received a “counseling letter” signed by her superintendent that ordered her to remove all religious-themed items from her classroom or else she could be fired.
The eight-page letter informed the teacher that “your rights to free speech and expression are not as broad as if your were simply a private citizen.”
Among the items that had to be removed were a poster with an inspirational Bible verse superimposed over an American flag and inspirational messages she had written on sticky notes kept on her desk, according to court documents obtained by Fox News.
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