Direct Interference with Teaching and Learning

Tactics used to disrupt or interrupt the teaching of evolution in the classroom include:
  • Opting out
    Nobody denies the rights of parents to teach their beliefs at home. But in public schools, teachers must meet curriculum requirements designed to assure that students learn what they will need to know to be educated. It is dangerous to set a precedent permitting “opting out” or alternative assignments. Bowing to this pressure may undermine the practical task of providing an education, since many topics and texts could become grounds for complaint.

  • Ten Questions to ask your biology teacher
    These are a series of misleading questions based on some of the antievolutionary claims by Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution.

    explore furtherTo view these questions and the appropriate explanations, visit the NCSE website.

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•  Diluting evolution education
•  Providing equal time

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