A high school biology teacher in New York has been told she must remove inspirational messages from her classroom or she will be fired.
Joelle Silver has taught in the Cheektowaga School District for seven years. She also serves as the faculty adviser for the school’s Bible Study Club.
Silver recently received an eight-page letter from the school principal informing her she must take down posters with quotes from Ronald Reagan and motivational messages from the Psalms. Silver was also told she must eliminate post-it notes with Scripture verses from her personal desk and a prayer request box used by Bible Club members.
Silver has filed suit against the district, alleging a violation of her First Amendment rights. She says she is being discriminated against because her values are those of a Christian woman.
Teacher files suit over religious items