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Friday, February 26, 2010

A question written in the dust

In thinking lately about the Oregon ban on religious dress on public school teachers -- a ban that's apparently about to be repealed, with lawsuits to follow -- I've been wondering whether Catholic teachers are allowed to display ashes on their forehead on Ash Wednesday (which this year was last week). And if there is such a prohibition, has anybody been enforcing it?

Comments (5)

Does recognizing Sharia violate the separation of church and state?

What separation of church and state?

having graduated from the beaverton public school system in the past five years, I know that I had a teacher in 2002 who participated in traditional Catholic Ash Wednesday practices. Not sure if it was "legal" or not, but I know she did it without any commentary from the school.

If it's private school, you can do whatever you want. That's why some of us pay private school tuition in addition to property taxes for a crumbling, not working school system. Great in Westview maybe, not in outer SE. And, why aren't you talking about the $600 million bike plan and the water system surcharges!

I guess you should be able to dress as you want, but for heavens sake don't display an American Flag in the classroom.

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