Editor’s note: The following speech was given at the Sept. 23 school board meeting in response to legal guidance given to the district regarding the distribution of religious materials and religious speech. Philip Cooke is a native of London, England, and received U.S. citizenship two years ago. He is currently employed by the Anderson County school district in the transportation department.
To the editor:
As some of you may know, and now all of you that hear me speak will understand, I’m not from around here.