CAIR-Houston Welcomes Resignation of Anti-Muslim Teacher

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 12/4/14) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the resignation of Angela Box, a third-grade teacher who made anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show.

SEE: Teacher Accused of Anti-Muslim Remarks to Resign, Get 3 Months’ Pay

Box’s resignation was announced today at a board meeting of the Houston Independent School District.

“We welcome Angela Box’s resignation and believe her departure from the classroom will help ensure a bias-free learning environment for students of all backgrounds and beliefs,” said CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah. “We are strong supporters of First Amendment rights, but students also have the right to learn in an atmosphere free of bigotry and stereotyping.”

CAIR’s Houston office previously called on the district to launch an independent investigation of whether Box’s anti-Muslim views are negatively impacting her students.

SEE: CAIR-Houston Calls for Probe of Anti-Muslim Teacher’s Impact on Students

CAIR provides free anti-bullying workshops and offers a booklet, called “An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” designed to help school officials provide a positive learning environment for Muslim students.

SEE: An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

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