Article Title

Outdoor School questions heard

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

10-9-1991

Challenged Material

Earthkeepers curriculum

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Pilot Butte

Participants

Judy Stiegler, Pam Henderson, Larry Graves, Tim Jeffries, Bill Weiler, Larry Reeser, Carol Packard, Scott Mutchie, Brian Lauchlan

Outcome

school program was closed

Abstract

Parents and educators met with the Pilot Butte School Board about the last-minute cancellation of the Outdoor School. The Outdoor School for sixth graders was cancelled because of the curriculum and concerns about supervision. Though a majority of parents support the Earthkeepers curriculum, a concept-based science program, opponents allege that it has a hidden religious agenda.

Keywords

curriculum, religious viewpoint

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