Sarah Key is a linguist and third year teacher. She teaches English as a Second Language to a group of middle schoolers who are immigrants and refugees. In addition to teaching, she is the founder and organizer for Nashville Women in Atheism.
[Workshop] The Infiltration of Religious Bias into the School System and What We Can Do About It
Under the U.S. Constitution, Titles IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d, 2000e), and the Tennessee Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-1- 407) students have the right to be free from school-sponsored prayer and proselytizing. Students across Nashville right now are being subject to proselytization and the insidious infiltration of religious bias into curriculum across subject areas. This presentation will outline case studies taken from local classrooms, address the opportunities for religiously biased instruction in Common Core standards, and provide information on how secularists can take action in our community.