California school bans the Declaration of Independence! Those were the inflammatory headlines that sent the self-appointed defenders of America’s values and culture into high gear. Allegedly a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School had been restricted from teaching about the Declaration of Independence because of its religious content. As it turns out, and as Naomi Schaefer Riley relays in a must-read WSJ op-ed, the story is actually a lot more complicated. For starters the teacher in question apparently does have some problems with the boundaries of personal faith and the classroom and more importantly, no one was banned from teaching about the Declaration in the first place.
Parents at the school have set up a website to try to counter the feeding frenzy.
Thanks to reader MT.