Laws govern the extent of religion in public schools. Flawed as it may seem, the 1st Amendment is often cited as the basis for this policy. How does your standing as a Christian impact your position as a teacher regardless of the school setting?
should you as a teacher find yourself in the position of disagreeing with the school administration over a biblical issue?
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As for me, I am more a free-spirited person. I don’t look for religion to be in public schools. Religion is more towards private schools. In videos, I t talks about religion, copyrighted laws, teacher liability, and child abuse. While watching a video on this particular situation, I don’t think any of this will affect me when it comes to teaching. I agree as a teacher it is your responsibility when the kids are under your supervision. When a child gets hurt, you are the one to get the blame because those kids are your responsibility. I think it’s best for a teacher to help those students who are being attacked. You are legally responsible for the safety of children under your supervision. The courts employ the principle of in loco parentis, which means “in place of the parents,” in gauging the limits of teacher responsibility. In loco parentis requires teachers to use the same judgment and care as parents in protecting the children under their supervision. If any negligence occurs, parents may bring a liability suit against you or your school district. (pg, 254)
I don’t think religion should be the most important thing in schools. As for a future teacher, I would have to disagree with the school’s administrators on religion being in public schools. When I teach my students, I would only teach them to learn and know the truth. I’m not religious; everyone has a different religion. I would teach my students the truth and what I believe they should be aware not based on what they need to know from a biblical perspective. I’m all for a school to teach religious freedom and acceptance of all religious beliefs, but “teach” religion in public school is not acceptable. If this was a Christian school or Islamic school, that is an entirely normal thing to teach religion. I don’t believe that public schools should oppress kids with religion. Especially children that don’t understand the religion and conform just because others show their belief. Everyone should have the choice. Private schools, on the other hand, it is up to the school. Agree or disagree doesn’t matter to me. I think it’s okay to teach about other religions, but not necessary to prepare them to become part of the faith. Like if they want to do more research and become a member of that faith, cool, I don’t want to force them one way or another. But I still think it’s an important part of history, and an important step in breeding tolerance, to make students aware of the basics and their options I guess. Teach about it, not for it if that makes sense.
I agree with you I didn’t find enough information from the video to answer the question whether or not the Dover, Pennsylvania school board provided “appropriate leadership” in the situation. I was a bit confused but stated my own opinion. I also agree with you on your statement on the general guidelines a “Christian” must follow. Christians have different views on a lot of things than people who are non-Christians. Religion has had an enormous impact on art, literature, and history (e.g., the Crusades, New World exploration, pg. 261). As a teacher, one has the legal right to determine what is taught in their classroom.
I don’t agree that biblical things should be taught in public schools. One those children have to be willing to learn. Most teachers and students that go to public school aren’t religious and may not want to know the Bible. But I can say there should be religious courses for those students who want to learn more about God. If public schools allow Bible teaching it shouldn’t be taught in history, math or English class, etc. It should be a Bible class alone that teaching these students the survey of the Bible and World Religion. If so it should be taught as a social studies credit. Which religious studies are considered a social studies credit. And students may apply for that credit hour.