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DENVER -- She was an honors student and a member of student council, but now Cidney Fisk is suing her former high school for violating her constitutional rights. Fisk graduated from Delta High School in 2016. She is accusing her teachers of sabotaging her grades, and chances for college admission and scholarships because of her religious beliefs. “Not only did they change her grades, they took away her recommendations and they ostracized her,”
In the article, Fisk “outed” herself as an atheist. “Her grades were changed to F’s almost immediately after the Daily Sentinel article featuring Ms. Fisk was published,” the lawsuit says. Fisk said before the article, she had earned a 98 percent in her student government class but was dropped to a 70 percent because of her “'questioning of authority,’ particularly religious authority." According to the lawsuit, her teachers “told Ms. Fisk that she was being highly disrespectful and that if she wanted her grades to go up, she should ‘shut up’ and ‘fake it until she makes it.’”
What a disgrace. I think what bothers me the most about this situation is the authoritarian mindset of the school more than the religious aspect. Hopefully the lawsuit isn't settled out of court. There needs to be a precedence that public schools cannot sabotage grades because of religious beliefs.