I will be attending my junior year at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. I am writing in regards to our new science teacher, Mr. DeHart. A lot of people are making a huge controversy over his ideas, and not even considering who it effects the most: his students. First of all, if the Marysville School District thought it was a good idea to hire him for the high school biology position, then it was their fault they did not make sure he was the best for the job. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but a quality teacher is now being discriminated against because of them.
If Marysville-Pilchuck’s vice-principal recommended Mr. DeHart for the job, then he should rightfully get that job, despite his beliefs. I agree that some students do not like being preached to that there is a higher power, but a lot of students absolutely despise being taught the Darwinian theory. I have Christian friends who have been outraged that their professor taught them this theory, as if it were absolutely proven. This caused the students’ grades to lower in that class, because they did not agree with their teacher. This isn’t right. It also isn’t right for the school district to discriminate against someone just because they have different beliefs. I know great Christian teachers, and I also know great non-Christian teachers. If they were hired despite their ideas, why can’t Mr. DeHart be? I think the problem lies in the curriculum.