Evolution in your schools?
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|Wed, 11-09-2005 - 8:35am|
I'm sure you've all heard about the recent decision by the Kansas Bd of Ed to allow students to study the "considerable scientific and public controversy" surrounding the origin of life and open the door for Intelligent design. In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.
Has this controversy touched your district? Do your biology teachers teach the theory of evolution?
I live in New England and this has not been a problem here, but I'm curious how it is in other parts of the country. I hope we can discuss this without flames, but I will state my opinion and say I think this is a sad day for education. Students in the US are already lagging behind other countries in their acheivements in science education. This can only make things worse.