“Second grade students at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in North Carolina were recently given a fairly common assignment. The kids were asked to think about who they consider to be a hero and begin writing a paper explaining their decision.”
8-year-old Ryleigh Watts told her teacher she wanted to write about Jesus, and according to Ryleigh’s mother, the teacher told Ryleigh to “write about something different.”
“The ordeal, Watts concluded, amounts to the school trampling on a student’s constitutional rights. Freedom of speech and religion are clearly delineated in the Bill of Rights; and, as she noted, both are being attacked through this assignment.
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