Black and White Online has a great summary of the events surrounding the Amy Sorrell story. Here is an excerpt:Amy Sorrell, the former newspaper advisor at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School in Woodburn Indiana, was suspended after the school paper ran sophomore Megan Chase’s editorial urging tolerance and acceptance of gays. Sorrell has been allowed to transfer to another school and continue teaching English, but she has been banned from teaching Journalism for three years. The editorial...Read Full Story
“I do not agree with the reprimands that have been issued against me,” Amy Sorrell said in a written statement. “However, due to my personal financial circumstances, I am not in a position to contest the disciplinary action contained in the written settlement agreement between myself and the school administration.”Read Full Story
East Allen County Schools Superintendent Kay Novotny put Amy Sorrell on paid leave on March 19, two weeks after her journalism class refused to print a new district policy subjecting all student writing to review. The new review policy was implemented after a column from sophomore Megan Chase was published on Jan. 19 in The Tomahawk, the school newspaper. The Chase column urged tolerance of homosexuals.Amy Sorrell will be leaving Woodlan High, but will now teach at Heritage Junior-Senior High...Read Full Story
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