Teacher Punished for Telling Students About Constitutional Rights
An Illinois high school teacher was punished by a local school district after he warned students about the Constitutional rights before answering a school-mandated survey about emotional and at-risk behavior.
John Dryden, a social studies teacher at Batavia High School, was issued a formal reprimand and docked a day’s pay. The punishment was doled out during a closed-door school board meeting.
The controversy started when the school district directed students to complete a survey about at-risk behavior – including past drug, tobacco and alcohol usage.
“I advised my students that they had a Fifth Amendment right not incriminate themselves,” Dryden told a local newspaper. “It was not my intention for them not to take the survey.”
[…]Dryden said several questions on the 34-page survey asked students to self-report what could potentially be criminal behavior.
“I’m not here to stir the pot,” Dryden said. “I’m just trying to protect my kids.”
Next up, from Kevin McCullough:
Why Cheerleaders Can Post Bible Verses
So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression.
Welcome to all that is the fascist thinking of the leadership of the Kountze Independent School District, located just outside Beaumont, Texas.
Similar to the scandals occupying Washington DC right now there is a “big picture” lesson in the story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders: “If the atheist left of America have enough tax-payer money at hand, they will continue to attempt to wipe out individual freedoms of all those they disagree with.”