[asa] Oregon teacher fired after making Bible references

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Mar 20 2007 - 13:50:41 EDT

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4645374.html

Seems that 'critical thinking' has now become a code word for 'teach
religion'. It was only a matter of time for parents to come to the
realization that 'critical thinking' as proposed by creationists is
all but...

SISTERS, Ore. During his eight days as a part-time high school
biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in
material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation
that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned
Parenthood.

That was enough for the Sisters School Board, which fired the teacher
Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of
evolution.

...

Helphinstine, 27, said in a phone interview with The Bulletin
newspaper of Bend that he included the supplemental material to teach
students about bias in sources, and his only agenda was to teach
critical thinking.

"Critical thinking is vital to scientific inquiry," said Helphinstine,
who has a master's degree in science from Oregon State. "My whole
purpose was to give accurate information and to get them thinking."

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