Friday, September 30, 2005



When Dover science teachers told the board their textbooks were outdated and no longer met state standards, they were initially told there wasn't enough money in the budget to purchase new ones.

Board member William Buckingham, the head of the curriculum committee, incidentally, objected to the text book the teachers requested, Biology, by Miller and Levine, saying it was "laced with Darwinism."

Cash strapped though the Dover School District was, it still found a way to obtain 50 copies of the discredited intelligent design tract Of Pandas and People for the Dover High library.

Note: the original version of this post has been edited to correct an error pointed out by an RSR reader (see comments). The original version read: "found a way to purchase 50 copies of... " RSR regrets the error.


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