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Re: Fw: Separation of Church and State in Education

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Tue, 24 Aug 1999 17:05:14 EDT

In a message dated 8 22 1999 10:56:48 PM, occti wrote:

<<> At 12:30 PM -0400 8/21/99, Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI wrote:
> >Apparently they have now decided to
> >remove the chapter covering the geological time period when the state was
> >covered by an inland sea and from which many fossilized remains of
> >have been found. The company is afraid the textbook won't sell well if
> >that information is included! Apparently we've abolished the concept of
> >separation of church and state here!>>

As I read this, I asked my students how many of them had seen fossils around
here, and if they had seen dinosaur tracks... we all have (Kayenta is in the
high desert of the Colorado Plateu, and one can see the effects of time very
clearly in the geography and geology here. They were very curious as to why
people are afraid to say they are old.

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School