My Hat’s off to You, Mrs. New

The New York Times reports on a dedicated science teacher in Georgia who quietly insisted on teaching biology with evolution as its central unifying concept. According to the article, Mrs. New was proselytized by her principal, was bushwhacked by the principal and superintendent who sicced two antievolution zealot parents on her and offered no support while those folks “badgered, got loud and sarcastic”, and that what eventually relieved the situation was getting the administration to recognize that the state science standards included her curriculum.

It’s a great article. Go have a read.

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Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.

2 thoughts on “My Hat’s off to You, Mrs. New

  • 2006/06/28 at 3:26 pm
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    It sounds like an interesting article, but the link doesn’t seem to work.

  • 2006/06/28 at 4:28 pm
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    Sorry about that, Chief. Coding error on my part… a dash does not do the job of an equals sign in “href=”.

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