Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Freedom to Teach a Different Pledge

I'd be curious to know where we're going to draw the line on these things. Now comes a guidance counselor who changed the Pledge of Allegiance from "one nation under God" to "one nation under your belief system" when she led her school's recitation.
Principal Kathleen Norton was out of the building during the incident, but apologized Thursday to the student body and today will be sending letters of apology to parents.

"It was completely inappropriate," Jefferson County School District Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said. "We completely believe any teacher or student has the right to follow their individual conscience, however, when leading children, you adhere to the Pledge of Allegiance."

How many of this guidance counselor's critics believe that a biology teacher, when leading children, should adhere to actual science and not creationism?

Hat tip: Washington Monthly

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