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Should religious schools be required to hire otherwise qualified teachers who do not accept the moral code of the school's religion?

  • It isn't the kid's choice where they go to school.

    Often enough it's their parents. What if the kid doesn't believe in the religion reperesented by the school? (Can I also say that I don't think that there should be such thing as religious schools? No? Ok.) But I know that having a teacher who thinks what you think is a huge part of enjoying your time in school, in my experiance, and if you decide that you don't believe in God, then there should be someone to support you. In my opinion.

  • Since when does your religion downplay your qualifications?

    If you have two candidates, and one is more qualified but the other follows your religion, I know personally I would rather have the qualified teacher passing knowledge on to my child. Just because you don't believe in a religion does not mean those "well paying parents" children aren't receiving a rounded education. Students in religion based schools are forced to adhere to a single view thus they lack the ability and knowledge to make their own informed decisions. Religious brainwashing causes prejudice. They are told that because they believe in this, they are superior to anyone who sees things differently.

  • they are children not automotons of doctrine and should not be treated as such

    schools are designed to expand the world views of those who attend them and presenting students with a unilateral ideology disguised as considerate thought does nothing to prepare children for life in the real world. it is unfair to the students and only serves to solidify their religious brainwashing. how may one test their faith lest they be shown different ideas from which to choose.

  • Separation of church and state needs to be upheld, including the state keeping its nose out of religion based education.

    These schools are in no way supported by Public funding. This uphold the separation of Church and State that is used in so many arguments. Parents pay good money to send their children to Religiously based schools BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO HAVE THAT PARTICULAR RELIGION'S education. They are paying to be separate and to have their children taught by those who will teach based on THEIR RELIGION. If Church and State are separate then the STATE NEED TO KEEP IT"S NOSE OUT OF THE CHURCH'S BUSINESS INCLUDING THE SCHOOLS!

  • That won't work on many levels

    Say your in a Christian school. The science teacher is atheist but had to be hired due to qualifications. The teacher will be forced ti teach what he does not believe and it may come through in his teaching. People who go to bible collage would be more fit for the job because they believe in what they are saying, bot just repeating words

  • Religious schools are private and therefore not bound by the government beyond certain performance restrictions.

    If part of the stance of the education of the school is to teach and promote a certain religious belief, then they should not be forced to hire someone out of line with those beliefs. The parents are sending their children to that school for a reason.

  • I think religious schools should hire those who are of the same religion, so as to prevent problems.

    If I ran a religious school, I would wish to hire people who have the same religious beliefs, or at least have a pretty good front for pretending to have the belief while teaching, to prevent problems. While a teacher may be able to believe what they want in public school, it doesn't make much sense to have an atheist at a Catholic school, or a pagan at a Born Again school.

    Posted by: PointlessElbert47
  • Religious schools should not be required to hire otherwise qualified teachers who do not accept the moral code of the school's religion, because part of the schools' goals are to promote that religion.

    Religious schools are established to promote a specific religion. Parents pay tuition for their children to receive religious instruction. Parents do not pay tuition to have their children indoctrinated into a culture in conflict with their religion. It would be highly inappropriate for an atheist to be teaching in a Catholic school, or a Muslim teaching in a Jewish school.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • If a school is private or religious and receives no government funds, then the government has no right to tell them who they can and cannot hire.

    A school that operates independently from government funds should not be coerced by the government in who it employs. A religious school, especially, has a basic right to reject applicants that do not fit their moral beliefs. The state does not have a right to dictate morals to a religious organization, no more than a religious organization has a right to dictate morals to the state.

    Posted by: EminentBennett93
  • No, they should not have such requirements, because a private school has the right to hire who they want to and to set their own qualifications.

    Any private business has the right to set their own standards in hiring. Religious organizations have this right as well. People cannot be forced to hire someone of an outside religion. A huge part of education involve relationships with teachers. If a school wants to pass down religious values, a large part of that involves teachers that share those values. It would be unfair to the school to force them into such a compromise.

    Posted by: DizzyCasey
  • Religious schools are private, thus governed by freedom of association.

    Parents who pay for private schooling, or choose to attend on scholarship, are seeking the religious structure or the strong moral foundation and structure the school provides on the basis of its religious nature. Forcing schools to hire those of different faiths may cause the loss of that religious nature that those parents wanted. Will we require Catholic schools to hire atheists, who may force a watering down of the religious courses, due to potential offense? Shall we mandate that Muslim schools hire Jewish teachers, despite the Koran's admonishments that Jews are monkeys and pigs? Must atheist parents in a secular private school hire devout Baptists, believing in creationism as biology teachers? If private schools, which rely upon parental tuition and religious group funding, cannot choose their associations and employees, then there is no reason religious groups cannot limit hiring of any other employees at religious institutions.

    Posted by: Pir4And
  • No, because I think that religious schools should be free to hire who they choose.

    The First Amendment right to freedom of religion suggest that a church should not be forced to hire people to teach its values who do not share their own values. I do not think that public money should be used to support such schools, as that might be considered an abridgement of the freedom of religion of others not to support a church of their choosing. As long as the school is not taking money from public school funding, and meets all requirements of private schools of the state in which they reside, they should be free to hire the teachers they choose.

    Posted by: WigglyMartin50
  • If a school is created on the foundation of a specific religious belief, then the people who work for the school should also embrace these beliefs.

    A religious school should not be obligated to hire a teacher who is qualified, but does not accept the moral code of the school's religion, because the school is founded on this moral code, and the people who engage in teaching within the school should demonstrate their support and understanding of this moral code. It strengthens the foundation of the school and its belief system.

    Posted by: FaintPercy

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