In God We Teach is the documentary story of Matthew LaClair, a student at Kearny (NJ) public high school who secretly recorded this statement made in class by David Paszkiewicz, his history teacher.
After approaching the local school board for redress and receiving none LaClair took his secret recordings to the media, accusing Paszkiewicz of illegally proselytizing for Jesus in the classroom. When these recordings were made public, the story exploded, engulfing not just Kearny, but rippling across America as well.
Paszkiewicz, defending himself in a letter to the local newspaper, The Observer, claimed that he was just exercising academic freedom, and expressing his opinions in response to students’ questions (questions he claimed that were asked primarily by LaClair.) In addition, he cited several Founding Fathers’ quotations as justification for his own statements. Otherwise he remained silent…that is, until his appearance here, in this in-depth documentary, “In God We Teach.”