On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Fired Teacher Asks Ohio Court To Reconsider Ruling
A public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.
Attorneys for John Freshwater say the court wrongly interpreted his attempts to deal with what they call vague requests from administrators with flat-out insubordination.
The attorneys asked the court Tuesday to reconsider its decision to address what they call erroneous conclusions.
A divided court ruled last week the Mount Vernon school district had grounds to fire Freshwater in 2011 for insubordination for keeping religious books and a poster of a praying president.
The court also concluded the district infringed on Freshwater’s First Amendment rights by ordering the removal of his personal Bible from his desk.