Teacher Defends Constitutional Rights
Hentoff, Nat, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
As every survey shows, most American high school students are ignorant of their liberties and rights under the Constitution. I've found only a few teachers across the country who stir students to understand and value our most fundamental definition of who we are.
One of the most passionately knowledgeable of those teachers is Sherry Hearn. Voted Teacher of the Year at Windsor Forest High School in Savannah, Ga., she has taught social studies and constitutional law there for 27 years.
As at many schools in the nation, Windsor Forest students are occasionally subject without warning to dragnet raids by the police, who herd the students into the hallways and use dogs to sniff the students, their purses and their …
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Publication information: Article title: Teacher Defends Constitutional Rights. Contributors: Hentoff, Nat - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 10, 2000. Page number: 21. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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