TruNews.com Posted Thurs., Aug.31, 2017
Indiana teacher asks first-graders to stop talking about God in class. The students were using the words on their own and openly. The said she felt it could offend other students so she sent letters home. The letters backfired because parents stood up for the rights of their children.
ABC 6 reports that the letter sent home to parents asked them to tell their children not to talk about God, Jesus or the devil in the classroom.
The unnamed first-grade teacher at McCordsville Elementary School sent the letter on Aug. 23 saying a group of about five students had mentioned the words “God, Jesus and Devil” during a conversation in class, and that it wasn’t the appropriate place to be holding a theological debate.
“With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used,” the letter read. “If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate time and place of talking about it.”
Mt. Vernon Schools Superintendent Shane Robbins said a handful of parents complained about the letter, which he said was not previously approved by school officials. A statement was released on the school district’s website. The teacher is still teaching the same classroom.
“From a school vantage point, it was a learning process for a young teacher,” he said
Via: The Liberty Mill