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Evolution Controversy in Connecticut

From: Ruthe
Sent on: Saturday, April 17, 2010 6:52 PM

Evolution Controversy in Connecticut

Posted: 16 Apr[masked]:09 AM PDT

Here's a rather disturbing situation where a teacher in a gifted and talented program was prevented from creating a new unit about Darwin and Abraham Lincoln because one of his superiors thought it would be too controversial to talk about evolution.

Mr. Tangarone, a 17-year veteran of the Weston school system, claims that a program he wanted to teach about Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln was rejected by the school administration because it involved teaching evolution -- the scientific theory that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor.

"I find it hard to believe that in this day and age that a teacher such as myself can be ordered to eliminate the teaching of Darwin's work and the theory of evolution," he said.

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