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originally posted by: OrdoAdChao
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.’” .
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: audubon
atheists are often attitudey asshats.
How many atheists have you met and talked with?
I, myself, have met many Christians who are "attitudey asshats". Especially when it comes to public schools.
A former Delta high school student sued the Delta County Joint School District No. 50 claiming teachers gave the A-student a failing grade and sabotaged her college applications because of her atheistic views and opposition to religious proselytizing and instruction in the public school.
But her opposition to teachers, school board members and administrators, who she claims espoused religious views in school settings and meetings put her at odds with them, the lawsuit says. For example, school board member Kathy Svenson, a Bible camp teacher, once stated her “Christian” belief at a school board meeting that “transgender students should be castrated,” it says.
When Fisk questioned the principal and other school administrators about the legality of having a faith-based instructor speak about sex education at a mandated school assembly, she was told the religious tones would not hurt anybody, the lawsuit says.
For a decade, the school has paid Shelly Donahue, who teaches abstinence as the only way to prevent pregnancy, the lawsuit says. Her website says she is “passionately committed to Jesus Christ as the ultimate answer to the teen sexual activity problem in America.”
Fisk and friends wore T-shirts before the presentation that said “I prefer science,” and “I abstain from ideology.”
“Ms. Donahue’s presentation at the school was expressly and overtly faith-based, religious in content and tone,” and lacked medically accurate information about contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS, the lawsuit says. She told students that sex before marriage “puts you further from God” and compared girls who have premarital sex to dirty diapers, the lawsuit says.
Fisk wrote an article for The Paw Print that was critical of the presentation.
they can be insufferably arrogant about their beliefs
that's not exactly separation of church and state and being Christian in a country school is just a given.
If this student didn't read the social standards or chose to display an "in your face" attitude it could have affected her grades.
originally posted by: OrdoAdChao
a reply to: Kandinsky
I can't disagree with you. There could definitely be more to this. It does see to be a school where religion was promoted and rewarded, though not academically.
This is noted as her former high school and she graduated in 2016. This is kinda weird, but, since this isn't a criminal matter, there is no real "speedy trial" issue.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
So these grades of hers weren't from exams and coursework? They were just arbitrary numbers based on whether the teacher likes a student?
that's no way to run an education system.