Sunday, April 17, 2005
Skipping Over Evolution
Scott Rothschild reports in the Lawrence Journal-World that even when evolution is in the standards, it is often skipped over in the classroom:
Two years ago, when Adrian Melott, a Kansas University physics and astronomy professor, learned that his son's sixth-grade teacher was skipping over evolution, he set up a meeting.
"She said there's a lot to cover and we can't cover everything in the book," Melott said the teacher told him. "I kind of insisted she cover it, and she did. But I'm sure this happens a lot. The classroom is the front line of the battle."