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The windshield cracked 
28th-Apr-2006 06:18 pm
militant owl
The evil evangelist saga isn't quite as resolved as I'd been led to believe. We went from "I'll be suggesting they consider other career paths" as a first response to "we've adjusted the curriculum and that solves the problem" 24 hours later. Meanwhile it turns out there are a number of other parents who have been unhappy with the program and the carers, though none have spoken out so far. So I'm now networking with parent groups and the local Jewish community center's community liason, who happens to be a partner in a law firm and very big on protecting little Jewish (and other non-Christian) kids from this kind of thing. Formal protests are being drafted. I don't believe these women are fit to care for small children, and I will do whatever I can to try to get them out of the school.

This is time consuming and emotionally draining.

Today was my last day of teaching as a lecturer, before I ascend to the exalted ranks of the tenure track.

Tonight we are having sympathetic friends over for dinner. Alcohol is on the menu.
28th-Apr-2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Aaaand, just as I read your other post I read this one.

To be fair to the Y, it could be that their lawyers are concerned about an anti-discimination lawsuit and bad press when these two ladies go running to the local paper claiming they were fired because of their religion.

The CEO may want to fire them, but the local Y's lawyers may have other ideas.

Or hell, maybe he just lacks backbone.

Damn. This is not something you need to be dealing with and it sucks that you have to. People forget that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion, specifically, a religion that ain't yours. At least you've got other parents in your corner so you're not fighting alone.
29th-Apr-2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
"The CEO may want to fire them, but the local Y's lawyers may have other ideas."

Yeah, that's occured to me, but it's not good enough. I want them GONE.
28th-Apr-2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, fer cryin' out loud. See the man backpedal.

::sends you virtual sympathy hug:: Glad to hear you're marshalling serious support; I hope it's resolved to your satisfaction soon!

On the upside: congratulations on completing your last day; here's to the future tenure track!
29th-Apr-2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Non-christian children in your area and their parents are lucky to have you. I know it sucks to have to shoulder the load now, but I'm glad you're there to do it.
29th-Apr-2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
*grins* I don't think I've ever been saluted before. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Which I need these days. Thanks for that.
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