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Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.

Society & Culture  (tags: education, children, ethics, society, religion, science, Americans )

- 1882 days ago -
A large, publicly funded charter school system in Texas is teaching creationism to its students, Zack Kopplin recently reported in Slate. Creationist teachers don't even need to be sneaky about it--the Texas state science education standards,


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Birgit W (160)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:23 am
Thanks for sharing Carrie.

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:50 am
Personally - I think alternatives should be allowed in schools - but they need to present ALL options - not just one.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12:07 pm
Middle Ages are back, scary :-(((((((

Nancy M (147)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 2:42 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 3:07 pm
I agree with Val.

Linda Moore (240)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 3:20 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:26 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Looks like TN and LA are in trouble. TX isn't doing much better. Hopefully, the good people in those states will change this so their kids can learn science facts.

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 1:04 am
Shouldn't there be consistency with regard to what is taught in our country's schools on this very important topic? Are science teachers expected to teach creationism in these backward school systems? If they are well-educated science teachers, they're going to feel more like the tellers of fairy tales. And what a terrible thing to do to children who will eventually have to go out into this world and compete with young adults who know what they're talking about.

According to the article,

"Texas: The state’s largest charter program, Responsive Ed, receives $82 million in taxpayer money each year, but that hasn’t stopped its schools from adopting a creationist curriculum that seriously misrepresents the science of evolution. These materials wrongly portray the fossil record and the age of Earth as scientifically controversial, assert that there is a lack of “transitional fossils,” and claim evolution is untestable."

Evolution is untestable? And for that they receive $82 million in taxpayer money each year.

cecily w (0)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 1:27 am
This is one thing that happens when religious extremists take over school boards and legislatures.

Athena F (131)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 2:48 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 2:53 am
I love Jesus and I believe He is G-d. It's not the taxpayer's agenda. It's not public school curriculum.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 3:12 am
The hope of fairness

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 3:51 am
Noted, thanks.

Ellen J (62)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 4:16 am
Public schools are not about education, teaching, and learning; they are about schooling (which is not education). To make this a brief enough statement, I am having to leave a lot out. Schools have been taken over by corporations, basically. The Common Core State Standards were NOT written by educators; they were written by people hired by Bill Gates. Public schools are being pushed down the drain so that charter schools can thrive. Some charter schools are very good but most are not; most do not have to accept EVERY STUDENT as public schools do. Public schools are used to teach the 99% how to stay in their places. This was the hidden curriculum for years but it is now basically in the open. See: Every parent and every tax payer should be upset with what is happening in our public schools.

Ellen J (62)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 4:18 am
The links I provided are to not only an explanation of the hidden curriculum but are also sites to visit in general to find out what is happening in public schools.

Jaime A (52)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 4:36 am

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 4:37 am

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Wednesday January 29, 2014, 4:45 am

Terry King (113)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 5:08 am
Thankfully, none of that nonsense is happening out West!

Winn A (179)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 7:03 am
This is so wrong on so many levels. . . . .

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 11:13 am
And, thankfully, none of that nonsense is happening in the northeast, either!

Thanks, Terry!

Lona G (66)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 12:29 pm
Thankfully it isn't happening out West nor the north-East, but to me, a foreigner, it's shocking that it happens at all. How the US as a country can allow states to actively and wilfully dumb their residents down is beyond my comprehension.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 3:51 pm
Thank You for sharing Carrie. I am in agreement with Suzanne R.
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