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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:44 PM
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Washington Teachers Under Fire For War Protest Participation
Washington Teachers Under Fire For War Protest Participation
by Chris Daniels



TUKWILA, Wash. - Students in Tukwila are rallying around a group of teachers in trouble with the school district for taking part in an anti-war protest.1128 10

That war protest turned into a full-fledged controversy at Foster High School in Tukwila. Should teachers have encouraged students to walk out of class to protest the war in Iraq? The civics lesson is now under the microscope.

The Tukwila School Board is sorting out whether anyone should be punished over the issue. A Foster High School social studies teacher remains on paid administrative leave after the district says he participated with students in a walkout and protest of the war.

The students rallied outside a school board meeting Tuesday night and rallied to the defense of their teachers inside.

Why are we being punished, why are we being silenced? asked one student.

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http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/11/28/5493 /
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