He then doubled down saying further that the ad reflected “close-knit and conservative” views, which to this writer’s perspective is even more reason for hiring practices to be monitored to protect civil rights of minority religious populations as well as atheists.
One could say the KuKluxKlan was “close-knit and conservative,” but that did not mitigate the horrific and violent nature of its members, nor the repugnance with which the larger American society viewed them. Being “close-knit and conservative” does not give a pass on civil liberties and human rights.
Publically funded education is not a place for school administrators or teachers to advance or proselytize children about their personal points of view on religion or politics, as young minds are still developing and vulnerable. Taking advantage of children as a captive audience to impose one’s personal philosophy is wrong. The fact that a community could be perceived as “conservative” or even “liberal” for that matter has nothing to do with providing children non-prejudicial and non-judgmental educational principles that respect all people and belief systems.
is retired and lives in Clearlake, California. She has three grown
children and one grandson and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services
Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga California. On the
home front Dava enjoys time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking
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