Monday, December 21, 2009

New Jersey Teacher Orders 3rd Grader to Put Away Bible During Quiet Time

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A third grader was told by a teacher at her New Jersey elementary school that the Bible was not appropriate reading material for quiet time, reported.

The teacher at Madison Park Elementary School in Old Bridge, N.J., ordered the girl, Mariah, to put away her Bible.

Michelle Jordat, Mariah’s mother, said her daughter was upset and confused by the incident, reported.

"This was injustice," Jordat said, according to

"No other child has to go through this again."

The school’s principal apologized for the incident, saying school policy does in fact allow students to read the Bible during quiet time and that the teacher had simply made a mistake, reported.

I spend a great deal of time teaching my children that they had better make sure they know what they are talking about when they tell their younger siblings that they can or cannot do something because of how it may affect them. Someone needs to tell this teach that if they don't know what they're talking about, then they need to shut their mouth.

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