FOX News: John Kluge, a teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana, is hoping to get his job back after being pressured to quit or be fired for not following a new transgender policy. He felt the policy was dangerous, and that the threat of being fired for not following it violates his 1st amendment rights.
Excerpt from FOX News:
John Kluge, a former Brownsburg High School orchestra teacher, said he submitted a tentative resignation letter because he was threatened with job termination for not falling in line with the school district’s new policy on how teachers should address students who identify as transgender.
“I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the 28-year-old teacher told the newspaper. “I’m fine to teach students with other beliefs, but the fact that teachers are being compelled to speak a certain way is the scary thing.”
Kluge, who has taught at the school for four years, said the school’s new policy violates his First Amendment rights.