Community Partner

I love the idea of having a community partner for this project!  My community partner is a man by the name of Matt Knight.  He is a teacher at Proctor High School.  My contact with him is in person.   I’m a little skeptical about putting his information over the website here so, if you want to know his contact information, you should ask me in person.  🙂  I interviewed him today.  It was great!  He had alot of great ideas.  The five questions I asked were as follows: 1) Do you think this issue of intelligent design vs. evolution is a problem in the public school?  Why?  2)  What do you think about academic freedom?  Does teaching intelligent design violate  it?  Does not teaching it?  3)Do you think a compromise is needed for this issue?  If so, what would you recommend?  4)  What about separation of church and state?  Does teaching intelligent design violate that?  5)If the choice was left solely up to you, would you teach intelligent design at your school?

I hope to participate in a survey at his school asking kids what they think of the issue.

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  1. Nick April 26, 2010

    I think that it would be very difficult to for a teacher to teach Intelligent design in their classroom. Very controversial and I think you have a good topic. I think the teacher would have to feel a little uncomfortable up there, I mean Intelligent design is pretty deep.

  2. jemagn01 April 26, 2010

    I like the questions you plan to ask him. What type of subject does he teach? I ask because I remember when I was in high school, in a random history class, my teacher once said “You cannot teach history without religion”. Any by that I think he meant, that when you look back in history, through political events, many happened to be tied to religion . I think your paper will be interesting to read because religion is one of those subjects that people try to steer clear of because you never know who you’re going to offend. Good luck! 🙂

  3. Steve April 26, 2010

    Great questions. I can’t wait to hear how Matt handled the information as you present it in your paper.

  4. Jill April 26, 2010

    Fun! A survey at the Proctor school! That was a really good idea.


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