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ABERDEEN SAYS NO TO EDUCATIONAL WORMS

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The Herald (p3) reports that Aberdeen City Council has decided to ban all animals from the city's schools. Furtherm...
The Herald (p3) reports that Aberdeen City Council has decided to ban all animals from the city's schools. Furthermore, it has rejected pleas from teachers that they be allowed to keep worms that help teach the standard grade biology curriculum. Director of education John Stodter stated in his report:

'The argument for keeping animals in schools, namely that it enhances learning through direct contact, is not persuasive, a view clearly shared by the many schools who have discontinued the practice. With the continued advances in communication and information technology, including interactive systems, there are increasing opportunities to view animals at close quarters in their natural habitat.'
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