Alert: Evolution Suppressed in Connecticut

“Mr. Tangarone, a 17-year veteran of the Weston school system, claims that a program he wanted to teach about Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln was rejected by the school administration because it involved teaching evolution — the scientific theory that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor.”

Mark Tangarone, who teaches third, fourth, and fifth grade students in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program at Weston Intermediate School, said he is retiring at the end of the current school year because of a clash with the school administration over the teaching of evolution.

“Under normal circumstances, I would have retired in two more years. However, I feel that because of an unacceptable administrative action, I can no longer continue teaching in Weston,” Mr. Tangarone said.


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4 thoughts on “Alert: Evolution Suppressed in Connecticut

  1. In the two states I’ve taught (Florida and Indiana), the state standards have specifically said that children should understand the idea of organisms having common ancestors and other like ideas. I can’t believe schools are dismissing this as a valid teaching point. :-/

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