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ERIC Number: EJ759591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-16
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Evolution Loses and Wins, All in One Day
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v25 n12 p1, 18 Nov 2005
The forces seeking to subject the theory of evolution to greater criticism tasted both victory and defeat. Kansas officials approved an overhaul of their state science standards to do just that, while voters in a rural Pennsylvania district ousted advocates of "intelligent design" from the school board. Those two high-profile battles were just the latest in a series of skirmishes over evolution in states and school districts nationwide. In Kansas, the scene of a number of acrimonious debates over evolution in recent years, a conservative majority on the state board of education voted 6-4 to revise the science standards with new language that attempts to raise questions about various pieces of evolutionary theory. Rather than rejecting intelligent design outright, the successful Dover school board slate took the position that the concept should be discussed in an elective class, and not in science. Presenting it as science was not only misleading, they said, but also legally questionable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Pennsylvania