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Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

Oakland Diocese Wants Teachers to Conform to Catholic Church Morals


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Courtesy Diocese of Oakland
Oakland Bishop Michael Barber
Courtesy Diocese of Oakland
Oakland Bishop Michael Barber

Because they don't have tenure, all K-12 teachers in East Bay Catholic private schools are required to sign new contracts each year. But this year's contract includes a contentious new clause requiring them to conform to Catholic Church teachings in their personal lives. While private schools are legally allowed to impose religious restrictions, some teachers are unhappy with the addition in a diocese where 18 percent of teachers are not Catholic.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Mike Brown, director of communication for the Diocese of Oakland
  • Sam Levin, staff writer for the East Bay Express

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