"Teaching the Curriculum or the Truth"
7:30, Tuesday, November 19, 2002, Totino Fine Arts Center, Rm. 116, Northwestern College, RosevilleOur meetings are free and open to the public. For updates, check www.tccsa.tc or call 612-330-3881.
Five years ago, Rod LeVake was teaching biology in the Faribault school system. The biology text had proven false statements, which he pointed out to his students. School authorities informed him the text must be taught as written. When he insisted facts are more important then rules, he was reassigned.
If you think "it canıt happen in my school," think again. If it can happen in small-town Minnesota, it can and does happen where you live.
What happened? Rod will give an overview of
His battle with the school district over what facts cannot be taught.
Rod and his wife, Chris, have four children and have lived near Faribault for 25 years. After graduating from St. Johnıs University with a degree in natural science, Rod earned a Master of Arts degree in biology education from Minnesota State - Mankato. He is currently teaching ninth grade physical science. When he isnıt teaching, he is coaching football, serving on the church board, or tending a small-acreage farm south of Faribault.
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