‘I reject our school’s culture of conformity and fear’

Joanne Jacobs:

“I reject the hostile culture of conformity and fear that has taken hold of our school,” says English teacher Dana Stangel-Plowe in resigning from Dwight-Englewood School, a New Jersey private school.

“Over the past few years, the school has embraced an ideology that is damaging to our students’ intellectual and emotional growth and destroying any chance at creating a true community among our diverse population,” says the teacher, who sent her own children to Dwight-Englewood.