Of Course

Remember the 16-year-old high school student who tape-recorded his American history teacher telling his students that the Big Bang and evolution were unscientific, that Noah had dinosaurs on the ark, and that if they didn't accept Jesus they "belong in Hell"? Well, the school board has solved the problem once and for all.

They've banned taping.

They've also "added training for teachers on the legal requirements for separating church and state," which is all well and good, but considering that an American history teacher was probably well aware of those requirements but willfully chose to disregard them, what effing good will such training do? The real concern is that when the student originally took his concerns to the principal, he wasn't believed—until he pulled out his recording. It was only until he provided irrefutable proof of what the teacher had been saying in class that the teacher was forced to admit the student's accusations were true.

And the school board is trying to make damn sure that won't happen again—for reasons unknown, since I can't imagine they actually want their history teachers spending classtime waxing tangential on Noah's bloody ark.

H/T C&L.

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