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This might be of interest to the Kearnyontheweb crowd: www.ingodweteach.com. Thoughts?

I was there for the screening... Not bad!

The documentary was balanced and would be a great resource for the public school classroom.

I was very surprised there was not much press coverage.

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This might be of interest to the Kearnyontheweb crowd: www.ingodweteach.com. Thoughts?

The film has more credits than it has video. The point of the movie is "what?" The student should have asked permission to record the teacher--if granted, he would be within the law--so, the student was wrong in what he did. The teacher has been preaching in his classroom for as long as he has been teaching in KHS. He, to his credit, has never swayed from his religious views. The DC, a nice lady and who also has a religious background, should have been all over him from the get go and he should have never been granted tenure. The fault lies with the powers in the high school that let Mr. P stay. Do we need a crew coach more than we need a teacher that teaches the facts as they are recorded in the history of our world and not his interpretation of the Bible? Having graduated from a religious based university, taken courses in the Bible and world religions, I never heard or read the stuff that Mr. P is preaching.

Public school is not the venue for teaching only one view of religion. If you want to teach religion, teach all religions and sub-divisions of them. Judaism, Muslim, and Christianity all have various spin offs--you can not just lump them into one view for each. Don't forget all of the other religions other than the three just mentioned and atheism. I do not think that public education should get involved in this subject. Let's have our parents teach their children about religion or at least the religion they believe in, if there be any. The children can then go to their house of worship and explore the subject further or sit at home without a religion, if that is their choice. Mr. P is not the guru of religion nor the crew coach of the year for the world.

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The film has more credits than it has video. The point of the movie is "what?" The student should have asked permission to record the teacher--if granted, he would be within the law--so, the student was wrong in what he did. The teacher has been preaching in his classroom for as long as he has been teaching in KHS. He, to his credit, has never swayed from his religious views. The DC, a nice lady and who also has a religious background, should have been all over him from the get go and he should have never been granted tenure. The fault lies with the powers in the high school that let Mr. P stay. Do we need a crew coach more than we need a teacher that teaches the facts as they are recorded in the history of our world and not his interpretation of the Bible? Having graduated from a religious based university, taken courses in the Bible and world religions, I never heard or read the stuff that Mr. P is preaching.

Public school is not the venue for teaching only one view of religion. If you want to teach religion, teach all religions and sub-divisions of them. Judaism, Muslim, and Christianity all have various spin offs--you can not just lump them into one view for each. Don't forget all of the other religions other than the three just mentioned and atheism. I do not think that public education should get involved in this subject. Let's have our parents teach their children about religion or at least the religion they believe in, if there be any. The children can then go to their house of worship and explore the subject further or sit at home without a religion, if that is their choice. Mr. P is not the guru of religion nor the crew coach of the year for the world.

I agree with most of what you say, except for this: the student was within the law. New Jersey is a one-party consent state. http://www.callcorder.com/phone-recording-law-america.htm#State Laws (Table)

If he hadn't recorded Paszkiewicz, our self-appointed savior would still be using his classroom to preach his religion. People seem to forget that the student had to make a choice. If the issue was important, the only way the student would ever be able to prove what he was saying was to have proof, and the only way to do that was to record. The other students proved that they would not have backed up the student. In fact, they opposed him even with the recordings, and continued to claim that Paszkiewicz never said those things, even though they were recorded. The kid saw several steps ahead and planned accordingly. That is one reason he was praised so highly, along with the courage it took to withstand the heat. Agree or disagree with him, he exhibited some serious stones.

Paszkiewicz and his defenders will never admit this. They have proved that they will never admit anything, even when it's recorded.

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The film has more credits than it has video. The point of the movie is "what?"

You do realize that the credits are for the feature length documentary and not the two minute "trailer" you watched on the website don't you? With regard to the "point of the movie", the very same site you watched a trailer on, mistaking it for a feature length documentary explains the "point". The documentary explores the boundaries of freedom of religion and academic freedom in the public school classroom.

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