Sorry Jesus, You’re Not a Hero to This Teacher

375748_10152272376337290_575143506_nA second grade public school teacher in North Carolina assigned her students to write about their hero, without any clarification as to who could and could not be included.   Seems to be a straight forward assignment; a child chooses to write about an individual who they see as their hero, writes about that individual, and bingo, assignment completed.

8-year-old Ryleigh Watts chose Jesus Christ as her hero which the teacher found offensive.  The teacher informed her to “choose another person”.

Most of us understand that not everyone is a Christian, but this particular Christian child chose to write about her hero, Jesus Christ and by doing so, her rights were violated.  Of course the teacher and school are back peddling about their comment…



Barbara Cook

Barbara J. Cook (Cookie) is enjoying living in the panhandle of Florida educating special needs children in a middle school (ask her about it sometime!). In order to de-stress, Barbara runs, reads, and writes, and yes, she cooks too: (that's another reason she runs!) She lives with her Mr. Cookie and chickens, dogs, cats and various others. Growing up in Europe as a child and spending several years as a military wife, Cookie learned to appreciate and respect diversity in people choosing to live by the phrase, agree to disagree. What is important to Cookie is family, faith, and fun. Cookie is involved in PolitiChicks because she says 'if we don't, who will?' Visit her website at: and

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