Thursday, October 20, 2005
Retired Biology Teacher to Challenge Kansas School Board Conservative
"A pro-evolution leader will run next year for the [Kansas] State Board of Education," reports John Hanna of the Associated Press, "hoping to unseat a conservative who favors proposed science standards criticized as promoting creationism."
Harry McDonald, a retired biology teacher, announced Wednesday he will challenge John Bacon in the Aug. 1 Republican primary, making him the second conservative to face GOP opposition. Both are from Olathe.
McDonald has become visible as president of Kansas Citizens for Science, which wants public school science standards to continue treating the theory of evolution as long-established science, crucial for students to learn.