Seth Boyden teacher accused of removing student's hijab during class

This is presumably what the lawsuit is about: 

"Meanwhile, at a press conference in Newark on Jan. 6, Tarver explained that the Wyatt family’s lawsuit “alleges violations of New Jersey’s law against discrimination because it is unlawful under statute for an individual, whether it be a teacher or anyone else, to discriminate on the basis of religion of religious expression, which is exactly what Ms. Herman did when she deliberately, intentionally and forcefully moved the child’s hijab from her head.”

https://villagegreennj.com/police-and-fire/lawsuit-filed-in-south-orange-maplewood-school-hijab-incident/


This since seems an appropriate time for some enterprising journalist to track down Mrs. Wyatt and nail down the apology story.

Until then, we're all just spinning our wheels.


drummerboy said:

This since seems an appropriate time for some enterprising journalist to track down Mrs. Wyatt and nail down the apology story.

Until then, we're all just spinning our wheels.

Village Green is on it. They're trying. 


Alls I remember is a video of a poor, traumatized tyke, giggling while being coached by her mother about the incident. 

Like I said, she thought she had a winning lottery ticket.


Morganna said:

It is possible that the incident might have been settled quietly, with less serious consequence if it had not been broadcast by someone with celebrity status.

It might have made it to MOL and we might have all shared our opinions, but it could have blown over.

Teaching high school students, I saw my share of misunderstandings involving students, teachers and parents. But this was not the usual way these things play out.

Exactly.  This is the sort of incident that should have started with a parent-teacher-principal meeting.  If subsequent escalation to the BOE or Superintendent was requested, fine.  But this incident made it to the court of public opinion really quickly and now, nobody really benefits.


tjohn said:

Morganna said:

It is possible that the incident might have been settled quietly, with less serious consequence if it had not been broadcast by someone with celebrity status.

It might have made it to MOL and we might have all shared our opinions, but it could have blown over.

Teaching high school students, I saw my share of misunderstandings involving students, teachers and parents. But this was not the usual way these things play out.

Exactly.  This is the sort of incident that should have started with a parent-teacher-principal meeting.  If subsequent escalation to the BOE or Superintendent was requested, fine.  But this incident made it to the court of public opinion really quickly and now, nobody really benefits.

No one benefits but one person got destroyed. 


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