Charter backlash continues at Montreal high school

By | Published Nov 7, 2013 by Global News

Furheen Ahmed feels like a second class citizen. The 29-year-old was born and bred in Montreal even graduated from the same school she teaches at today.

WHS-Against-Charter “To be told you’re not good enough the way you are, this is somehow making you less professional, which I don’t believe it is at all. To hear that or feel that doesn’t feel good, it’s disheartening,” said the Westmount High School teacher who wears a hijab.

Students and staff have been standing up against the proposed Charter by protesting outside the school every Friday since the beginning of September. The teacher spearheading the campaign against the controversial bill calls it a sad day for Quebec.

“We’re absolutely outraged that anyone would dare suggest that Miss Ahmed is anything less than an outstanding teacher simply because of wears on her head” said Robert Green.

And while both teachers don’t believe the bill will ever become the law, the mere fact that it has made it this far comes as a surprise.

But Ahmed isn’t going anywhere. She’s determined to fight for right to wear a religious symbol on the job.

Read more & watch the video report: http://globalnews.ca/news/954262/charter-backlash-continues/

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