I do strongly think that the parents’ authority ends (or is at least very limited) once their child walks into the school. Parents DO have an important part in education, BUT there is a limit!
Parents are entitled to complain about anything they feel strongly about, but so do teachers. If parents want to go to the trouble to embarrass a teacher for nothing more than the necklace around their neck, the teacher in question should be encouraged to file a complaint of their own:
In 1949, Act 14 (Sect.1112) made it illegal for a public school teacher to display any kind of religious symbol or emblem in the classroom.
This fall, two East Pennsboro Middle School students complained about the Star of David worn by their teacher.
“They are there to learn about education, not to learn about religious points of view,” said Ernest Perce, the parent who filed a formal complaint with the district over the necklace.
He says the law is being violated.
It’s also fair to point out that up until about two years ago, Perce was an outspoken atheist…
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