Religious and Family Freedom and the Wake County School Board

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The News and Observer has published a new story on the case: Apex girl must switch schools

It amazes me that a majority of the school board can so casually dismiss concerns about families and religion without a public outcry. Please consider adding your voice to those expressing concern.

I will be announcing an open letter to the school board and a petition for you to get involved in soon. Stay tuned.

3 Comments:

  • Although I sympathize with your family having daughters at two different schools, you are wrong here. Schools cannot do anything with religion. That includes accomodating people because of an outside religious class that is in no way tied to the school. The legal system has more important things to worry about than this.

    By Blogger Can't Believe This, at 9:36 PM  

  • I respectfully disagree. Under the United States Constitution, the North Carolina Constitution and current Wake County School District Policy, the school board cannot deny the individual their right to the free exercise of religion as long as it can reasonably be accommodated.

    Also, the legal system was made precisely to allow citizens to air grievances against government and other individuals who broke the law or infringed the individual's rights under the law. In this case, part of it is directly related to the protection of basic rights guaranteed by our laws. There is no higher priority for our courts than this.

    Also, remember, we are not asking the school system to provide a religious scripture study course, we are merely asking them to allow our two teenage daughters to attend school together so that we can provide transportation to allow them to both attend the course.

    By Blogger David Bailey, at 10:33 AM  

  • Though I believe in separation between church and state, I do not believe Wake County should hinder one's ability to practice their faith by burdening families with school assignment policies based on social engineering. It is very reasonable to expect athe educators of our community to support the efforts of a family to practice their religion whenever possible. Keeping 2 sisters apart based on discriminatory assignment practices is irresponsible and does not support the student or their family. Common sense has gone out the window and we need to stop social engineering. This practice was called busing 30 years ago and it is illegal.

    By Blogger Concerned Wake Mother, at 6:43 PM  

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