Friday, April 27, 2007

High School Newspaper Advisor Goes Too Far?

I don't think so. But then again, I'm not an administrator in her district.

WOODBURN, Indiana (AP) -- A high school teacher who faced losing her job after a student newspaper published an editorial advocating tolerance of gays can continue teaching at another school.

Amy Sorrell, 30, reached an agreement that allows her to be transferred to another high school to teach English, said her attorney, Patrick Proctor.

"The school administration has said in no uncertain terms that she's not going to be given a journalism position," Proctor said.


Notice that she didn't write the editorial. No, she, as the advisor, only allowed it to be published without notifying the principal first.

This would not have happened in California, where administrators are not allowed prior restraint.

Wow, so tolerance--not acceptance, but mere tolerance--is controversial. That seems like a mighty backwards place to me.

I guess they don't celebrate diversity in Woodburn, Indiana.

2 comments:

rightwingprof said...

The only state more solidly conservative than Indiana is Utah. Where else do Democrats get A ratings from the NRA, and campaign on passing a military bill of rights and the flag-burning amendment?

Note that Bayh was a conservative governor, and only make a turn to the hard left when he was in the Senate and decided he had White House aspirations.

Darren said...

Even the school administrators and teachers are conservatives?