Roy Maynard

Roy is a former WORLD reporter.

Monkey off their backs

National | In Tennessee, the secular view of origins has evolved into fact
by Roy Maynard
Posted 4/13/96, 12:00 am

Photographic visages of Tennessee high-school biology teacher Wesley Roberts and his Tennessee predecessor from the 1920s, John Scopes, are remarkably similar: prominent Roman noses; U-shaped, receding hairlines; eyes registering near-religious fervor. Moreover, both men have shared another similarity: a belief that evolution, not God, determined their facial fate.

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A heart for teaching

National | But not a certificate: Alternate certification is catching on
by Roy Maynard
Posted 4/13/96, 12:00 am

New Jersey native Jay Wilson, 23, was pursuing a traditional college career track to become a teacher when he bailed out and moved to the Youth With A Mission teacher training school in Tyler, Texas. "I just wasn't learning anything useful [for teaching]," he told WORLD. "I wasn't being prepared."

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A do-nothing summit

National | The governors' meeting, phonics battle, and the courts
by Roy Maynard
Posted 4/06/96, 12:00 am

The last time the nation's governors gathered at an education summit they hatched the idea that eventually led to President Clinton's Goals 2000 Act and biased national history standards. When the governors gathered again last week, responding to the call of IBM CEO Louis Gerstner and Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, they limited their agenda to some safe subjects-technology and vague standards-and ignored vouchers, one of the cutting-edge issues in school reform.

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