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6 teachers balk, fired over Scientology book

Title: 6 teachers balk, fired over Scientology book
Date: Thursday, 17 April 1986
Publisher: Chicago Sun Times
Author: Jim Quinlan
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Six teachers at a Park Ridge Montessori school were fired yesterday after refusing to use books designed by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, school officials said. Janet Bowes, founder and director of the Children's Learning World, 2703 W. Sibley, said the teachers were dismissed "strictly" because they violated their contracts. She said the school, which has 215 students, was not introducing any religious studies to the curriculum. "This is strictly a secular matter," Bowes said. "I'm the leader of ... [Read the rest at]