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Science teacher quits faith pressure group.

A PROMINENT teacher in the North has quit a body accused of pushing creationism to schools.

Stephen Layfield, head of science at Emmanuel College in Gateshead, was a director of Truth In Science, which has sent material to schools around Britain calling on them to get children questioning the theory of evolution.

But the school released a statement yesterday saying: "Recently, the private involvement of the head of science as a director of the organisation Truth in Science has been interpreted by some as reflecting the views of Emmanuel College and its teaching of science. This is not the case.

"To underscore this fact Mr Stephen Layfield, head of science at Emmanuel College, has today resigned from the board of Truth in Science."
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 21, 2006
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