A Kentucky high school teacher is under fire for writing "You can't be a democrat and go to heaven" on a class whiteboard. The statement was attributed to a student. Another student reported feeling ridiculed and bullied in a following discussion, so much so that she's refused to return to class and is now being home schooled.
She'll likely have a better chance of getting an actual education at home than in this classroom so that's the good news. The bad news is what passes for education these days. While news stories about this issue have focused on whether or not the teacher should have written a statement like this on the board, the more important point is the role of education relative to prejudice.