Public School Seeks Teachers for “Christian Setting”

February 26, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan legislature created the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA) to educate students in the lowest performing schools in the state.

In February 2014, the EAA publicized a job announcement in Detroit for a pre-school teacher responsible for teaching “early childhood education curriculum in a Christian setting.”

After the ACLU of Michigan wrote a letter to the EAA Chancellor reminding him of the constitutional prohibition on religious discrimination in public schools, the EAA immediately removed the posting.

(ACLU Legal Director Michael J. Steinberg).

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