Former teachers dating former students
Two Friends’ Central School teachers who supervised a club that invited a Palestinian speaker to the Wynnewood campus — an appearance the school canceled after some parents and students complained — were placed on administrative leave Monday morning.
English teacher Ariel Eure, 25, and history teacher Layla Helwa, 26, were called to an off-campus meeting with Craig Sellers, the head of school, and a human resources manager, and informed they were suspended indefinitely, said Mark D.
About 65 students walked out of a weekly Meeting for Sharing on Wednesday to protest the cancellation, while others stood and read a statement. On Friday, during the time Atshan would have been speaking, about 40 students organized a “facilitated conversation” to discuss their concerns.
The teachers said they were told on Wednesday by Mariama Richards, the assistant head of school, and Art Hall, the Upper School principal, not to attend the meeting, Schwartz said.
Jay Travis, an English teacher at Brooklyn Studio Secondary School in Bensonhurst, first flirted with the teen in 2009 and “engaged in sexual conversations” in text messages.
dating: "I don't believe it causes Muslims offence."A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews commented: "I don't think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use BC and AD."Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey also said that the removal of the traditional terms is a "great shame."National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education Chair Paul Smalley responded to the controversy by stating: "Individual SACREs and schools can make a judgment over which form of dating is appropriate."The National Association for RE teachers separately said back in September that more than a quarter of England's secondary schools do not offer religious education, which goes against the law.
But on Thursday, they maintained, they received an email from Richards that seemed to contradict that order. “No.” Administrators have not spoken publicly about the controversy.