A Cobb County educator has sued in federal court alleging her career was damaged by her administration’s reaction to a parental backlash against the yoga she brought to her school. Parents prayed at the campus “for Jesus to rid the school of Buddhism,” her lawsuit says. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says yoga, with roots in Eastern religion, is incompatible with Christianity.
Despite this, some schools in other metro Atlanta districts are trying yoga as a way to help students control themselves in class and focus on their studies.
Ty Tagami is the state education reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since joining the newspaper in 2002, he has written about everything from hurricanes to homelessness. He has deep experience covering local government and education, and can often be found under the Gold Dome when lawmakers meet or in a school somewhere in the state.