Monday, October 10, 2005
Delaware: Way Too Sensible
"You have to align your curriculum to the (state) standards that are set," said Marvin P. Schelhouse, board president. "That's what we do."
The Delaware Department of Education has identified evolution, the theory that life on Earth - including humans - came to be through a series of random mutations, as something every public school graduate should know, so the district teaches evolution.
"Time is so limited that we teach what the standards require us to teach," said district Superintendent Robert D. Smith III, "and to go beyond that would be unthinkable."