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Posted on September 9, 2014 2:56 am
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Aslihan Unal
Aslihan Unal
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Christian after-school kids club
As an elementary teacher who believes that it is important for students to get involved in non-school activities, you are often asked to pass out information promoting Girl Scouts, Little League, and other children activities. You always oblige. Recently you have been asked to distribute materials promoting a Christian after-school kids club that will meet at a neighborhood evangelical church. How should you respond and why?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 17, 2015 3:45 pm

sezyQe
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As long as you are not adding extra incentive or providing extra credit for going to one club over another, you should pass it out. Students and their parents have just as much as a right to know about this club and they and their parents can choose to go or not. It would be unfair to withhold this from them, as much as it would be to withhold information about any other religious club if you have also passed out information about Girl Scouts and Little League.
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Solution 2
Posted March 14, 2015 4:12 am

genusa
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It is legal for religious organizations to receive federal grants for community service projects such as soup kitchens or homeless shelters so long as there is no discrimination. I think it should be considered the other way around as well - as long as there is no discrimination as to who gets the information...why not? I say give it to them!
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Posted February 21, 2015 8:33 pm

yjugeM
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I do not see a problem with it. As long as there is no pressure on students and it is off of campus. I don't see how anyone could have a problem with the idea.
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Solution 4
Posted February 28, 2015 4:52 am

yDegyv
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This is a tricky question and it sounds OK to accept, But, you have to remember the Constitutional clause that states "Separation of Church and State". By Accepting you put yourself in way to much risk, even if you do it off-school grounds.So in the end i would have to say No, it is not worth the risk of losing your job that you spent years of college for. Also, if its okay to pass off christian material you would have to pass out other religious groups material or even anti religious groups material.
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