Skip to comments.Sisters High School biology teacher fired [Nazi/Planned Parenthood Powerpoint Made Public]
Posted on 03/24/2007 10:44:48 PM PDT by Diago
Mar 23,2007 00:00 by Alisha Wilson
Board member releases teachers powerpoint presentation; says it was a calculated decision on his part to bend young minds
Kris Helphinstine, a part-time biology teacher at Sisters High School was fired by the school board Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution after only eight days on the job, four of which were spent teaching his own theories of evolution through a PowerPoint presentation that referenced Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.
When asked why Helphinstine was dismissed, school board chairman Mike Gould said, He lacked judgment in departing from the district science curriculum in a very controversial subject area and this departure occurred without any consultation or without an appropriate supervisor. This is a sensitive area. When teachers teach in certain areas, they have to teach it straight down the line.
He taught that evolution doesnt exist, said seven-year board member Glen Lasken. Of course we want our students to think, but this went beyond that. He spent four days dismantling the theory of evolution for these kids. He was terminated for a gross error in judgment, without checking with the superintendent or principal. This was an extreme error in judgment.
In a phone interview, 27-year old Helphinstine said that his whole purpose was to promote critical thinking. Eugenics, the self directed evolution of mankind is an interesting subject. Every teacher brings in supplemental material. What is standard curriculum? asked Helphinstine who has a masters degree in science from Oregon State University.
The PowerPoint presentation included photos of dead bodies taken during the Holocaust and referenced a 1941 article printed in The Journal of American Psychiatric Association calling for the killing of mentally retarded children, referred to as natures mistakes.
He was trying to make the point that not only is evolution wrong; he suggested that evolution is used for bad purposes. Evolution was used as an experimental basis in Nazi Germany. He said the founding fathers of Planned Parenthood are Nazis. His PowerPoint presentation of the Holocaust is pretty revolting stuff. What is most discouraging is that he says he was trying to encourage critical thinking. This was a calculated decision on his part to bend young minds, says Lasken.
Board members met with Helphinstine in private for approximately 90 minutes before a public meeting on the matter, though the teacher did not stay for the public forum.
Mr. Helphinstine was dismissed for failing to teach science in a freshman biology class. He didnt expressly teach Creationism but provided significant messages from advocacy groups in his presentation. The materials he submitted were not age appropriate, said board member Jeff Smith.
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This should be fun.
LOL. Okay. Let me read it.
Anyone have the straight PPT file? Having problems with this powerpoint/web link. Whether one agrees with the teacher's approach or not, he seems to have prepared some compelling material.
I never taught creationism, he said. I know what it is, and I went out of my way not to teach it.
...so trashing the president and claiming that the US is a state that spreads racism and violence is covered under "free speech", but challenging the orgins of Planned Parenthood crosses the line. Gotcha...
Opening it in Mozilla didn't work for me, but Internet Explorer did.
He is right, what is different between Hitler killing off all the mentally ill and aborting babies that may have Down's syndrome? And that's without even challenging Darwin's theory.
You believe this belongs in a high school biology class?
Bend & Sisters are in Oregon
**Bend & Sisters are in Oregon**
Your are so right. We do have some conservatives here.
She should have been fired for presenting Nazi stuff. Goes without saying
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