Released June 5, 2009
Contact: Matthew LaClair
Proselytizing Public School Teacher Leads Field Trip to Creation Museum
KEARNY, N.J. - The teacher who made headlines in 2007 over his classroom proselytizing is again trying to use taxpayer dollars to promote his religious agenda.
According to Secular Student Alliance board member Matthew LaClair, Mr. David Paszkiewicz attempted to utilize school funds and equipment to promote a student group field trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. The trip is scheduled to take place June 5- 7. If not for LaClair's whistle-blowing, school funds and equipment would have been used for the trip.
Paszkiewicz was the center of a 2007 legal case over his use of public school classroom time to proselytize students and endorse Biblical creationism. It was LaClair who, as a student, exposed this illegal action by recording the lectures and informing the media. The case received world-wide media attention, including coverage by The New York Times.
This latest turn of events occurred "after the training was conducted for the teachers by the Anti-Defamation League and after the speakers came to our school. It is clear he did not learn anything," said LaClair.
Submitted by Old_August on Wed, 05/27/2009 - 15:19