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American Biology Teacher, 1982
Presented in its entirety is Judge Overton's decision in favor of the plaintiffs (including the National Association of Biology Teachers) who sued the Arkansas Board of Education, et al., on the grounds that the "Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act" was unconstitutional. (DC)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Describes the background and outcome of the McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education case heard in federal court in the early 1980s. The decision repealed a legislative act which called for "equal time" in science classrooms for presenting evolution and creationism. The decision also established that "creation science" had no scientific merit or…
Descriptors: Biology, Court Litigation, Creationism, Educational Policy
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Traces the history of legal rulings leading up to the Edwards vs. Aguillard decision by the Supreme Court that it is unconstitutional to mandate "balanced treatment" and "equal time" for teaching creationism along with evolution in school science classes. Contains 17 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biology, Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education