This month's "Ethical Educator" column asks whether or not a superintendent can fire a teacher for refusing to shave his beard.
"Scenario: An experienced preschool teacher applies for a job teaching in the primary grades at a local public school. The principal is impressed by his resume, recommendations and interview responses, but tells the candidate his beard might upset parents in the community. The principal asks him if he’d shave it. The teacher declines, prompting the principal to withdraw the job offer. Was the principal’s action ethical?"
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Excerpt reprinted with permission from the August 2018 issue of School Administrator magazine, published by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.