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Kearny, New Jersey / Teacher & Preacher / Laclair Interview #847386

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The fierce debate in Kearny, New Jersey, over what a school teacher {David Paszkiewicz†} said about religion & about the taping of the lectures by a student examined; audiotape excerpts played with transcription on screen. [In interview, student Matthew LACLAIR†- explains why he taped what the history teacher said, trying to set up a meeting with the school, the teacher's denial of saying anything about salvation, bringing forward the tape; states the hypocrisy of the statements the teacher made about evolution & science; responds to what the school administration has said about the teacher.] Statement from the school district's attorney Kenneth Lindenfelser† about teaching of religion in the school quoted. The reaction of the community against Laclair noted.

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