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'Adam and Eve' lesson gets teacher cast out of religious school
by Susan Edelman
An argument over Adam and Eve between a city-paid teacher and third-graders at a private Muslim school has landed the instructor in pedagogical purgatory, The Post has learned.
English teacher Nina Kossman committed the sin of "telling the truth," she said of her expulsion from the Razi School in Woodside, Queens, which uses taxpayer-funded city Department of Education teachers in a federally-mandated program for poor kids.
Kossman infuriated parents by telling their children that Adam is "not real." She noted that Judaism, Christianity and Islam share the myth, thinking it would "help build up tolerance" for other faiths. She also inadvertently showed kids a classical painting of the first couple as imagined in the Garden of Eden — nude.
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