High school math teacher Lora Jane Riedas in Tampa, Florida absolutely forbid her Christian students from wearing any cross necklaces in her classroom.
Did she not think this would get her in trouble and WHO THE HELL DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?
Now lawyers are involved, the school is investigating, and she has a plethora of problems facing her for her un-Constitutional stupidity. One being that this was insubordination. Lora Jane Riedas does not have any authority to make any decisions even close to this in her classroom on her own. Of course the biggie is the un-Constitutionality.
Her legal troubles will cause Lora Jane Riedas grief for a long time and I hope it is heavy grief. What a Moron!
Riedas has also been accused of using class hours to promote LGBT activism, something that violates school district policy, which reads that teachers “may not campaign on school property during work hours on behalf of any political issue.”
The Blaze explains:
According to a letter sent on Thursday to Hillsborough County Public Schools from Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization specializing in legal cases involving constitutional law, math teacher Lora Jane Riedas allegedly told at least three of her students that they were not allowed to wear the Christian emblem because it represented a gang symbol. One of the crosses, according to Liberty Counsel, is less than an inch tall.
“We write on behalf of parents of children in the classroom of teacher Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, who report that Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming on occasion that they are ‘gang symbols,’” the letter said. “They are not gang symbols, but are symbols of personal faith.”
“[Riedas said] ‘I need you to take your necklace off.’ Our client asked ‘Why?’ and Ms. Riedas refused to explain, stating ‘That’s disrespectful; you have to take it off.’ Our client did not want to be disrespectful, so she took it off, but she felt bad because she felt she was being forced to deny her faith. All of our clients are afraid to openly wear their cross necklaces in class any more,” the letter stated, detailing a Christian student’s interaction with the teacher.
The letter also alleged on a separate occasion, Riedas discriminated against a student for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat associated with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“Our clients report another student was told to ‘get out of my class’ simply for wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat while working on an assignment, and otherwise being nondisruptive,” Liberty Counsel said. “She had not told him previously to remove the hat, and the only thing she said about it was ‘get out of my class.’”
It gets worse folks.
Lora Jane Riedas is a real piece of work! She used her classroom to propagandize the LGBT agenda.
“Tweeting on Twitter and otherwise encouraging fellow teachers to use GLSEN’s political activism ‘guide’ during the school day, and join her in creating a politically-charged classroom environment is not part of Ms. Riedas’ education duties, and violates District policy,” the letter added.
You know the drill. Let them know how you feel. This is how we get results.
Principal: Danielle Shotwell (813) 671-5011 email@example.com
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This teacher needs to be fired. She has embarrassed not only the school and district, but the city of Tampa and the state of Florida, as well. She was hired by the taxpayers to teach math. She was not hired to propagandize students. She should be ashamed of herself. Didn’t her parents teach her any better?
Teachers are public servants. That means in the Biblical illustration of slaves and masters, they are NOT the masters…
Oh, and BTW… so she has issues with who Trump invited to the White House Easter Party?
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