Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

In a civics lesson his students will never forget, Pennsylvania high school teacher Kurt Gladfelter took off his mask and lost his job. “Compliance is not always the right thing, and this is wrong,” Gladfelter told The Epoch Times in a phone interview. “To do this to kids— it is not worth the cost.” An 11th grade teacher at Northern High School in the Northern York County School District, Gladfelter, 38, is a civics teacher with classes on government, economics, and the Vietnam War. His school was under a mask mandate last year and, because of an order from the Pennsylvania Health Department, the mask order was in place again this year. “I’m an animated person,” Gladfelter said. “I feed off the energy in the class. Not having the ability to read their faces, I felt trapped. I was miserable not having that emotional connection with my students. He says …

Author: Beth Brelje

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