Diluting or Eliminating Evolution Education

Tactics to dilute or eliminate evolution include:

  • Changing the standards
    Attempts to change the role of evolution in science standards

  • Disclaimers
    Adoption of textbook disclaimers or anti-evolution policy statements

  • Textbook adoption
    Opposition to adoption of textbooks with good coverage of evolution, at both state and local levels

  • Anti-evolution legislation
    Anti-evolution legislation introduced in state legislatures

  • Parental pressure
    Parental or administrative pressure on teachers to water down or eliminate teaching about evolution, or to excuse some children from studying it

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•  Providing equal time
•  Direct interference

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