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I’ll share an experience with you all….

I grew up in Michigan, and I attended a public school system (in the US sense, so the school received gobs of tax sourced funding). By the time I graduated from high school I had experienced, several times, teachers ministering to students during class sessions. I specifically remember one incident when a teacher informed a full classroom that a major milestone in life is when you prepare your Christian soul for death. I had zero – and I mean zero – exposure to the scientific basis for evolution. I’m gob-smacked that Michigan was granted a “C”.

Thankfully my undergraduate program was a bit more in touch.

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:24:41 UTC | #913933