Ellen Hindman (Readers' Forum, Nov. 1) asserts that public schools are advocates of humanism through teaching "atheism, homosexuality, situational ethics, mental mediocrity and sexual promiscuity." During my 12 years of public education, I have not seen any of these taught in the classroom. Atheism, along with other religious beliefs, are not allowed to be discussed in class. Teachers have never advocated homosexuality and condemn sexual promiscuity.

Jacob Newman

Salt Lake City