The case involves a school survey which was given to Dryden on April 15. Dryden read the survey to his students before handing it out to them and told his students to think about their rights after he noticed that each student’s name was printed on his or her survey. Naturally, the students’ responses were not anonymous.
Dryden has said that the issue is about school officials possibly considering the survey responses as a form of the students’ self-incrimination since they are being asked to reveal their person information on the topics questioned on the survey.
This is the first year the school has given this survey. The news reports regarding the incident state that the school refused to provide media sources with copies of the survey.
At this time, the school claims that Dryden is not going to lose his job but will be given a letter of remediation – which will go in his file. The strongly-worded letter says that Dryden acted with improper conduct that could have led to his being fired.