I love how some people read this article and go i think there is more to the story... based on what information?? I hope you find yourselves in a situation where everyone says there is more to the story and what did you do wrong. That's how people are these days letting their imaginations run wild with NO PROOF at all always trying to imply things with no evidence whatsoever. Its disgusting really.
Jw or no jw Schools should be worried about education and not wasting time and our money on all this other crap imho.
jw or no jw The school or anyone else should not force someone to do something against their religion.... end of story.
We do not know that the kids were sitting there all alone but we do know its highly freakin unlikely! The school should have and likely did make arrangements for the class. How do we know? The jw informed the school she wouldnt be participating in valentines day. Therefore, The school made other arrangements which IS NOT HARD TO DO for the students who were well taken care of I am sure. Its not hard to find a staff member to throw a valentines party. I dont give a flip about valentines day and dont see much purpose in children being part of this "romantic" holiday or helping our fat american children to become diabetics because of commercialism.
She was a teacher for many years and offered to help the school in other ways according to the article. If after so many years of dealing with holidays she was only just now fired it is most likely due to new administration that doesnt like her faith. I doubt she acted any differently then she did any of her many other years as a teacher regarding holidays.