Thursday, February 09, 2006


S.C. Schools Suprintendent Stands Up to ID Legislators

John C. Drake of the Associated Press reports that a meeting called to hash out differences over how evolution is taught in S.C. classrooms ended in disagreement Wednesday.

"It's time to vote it up or down," said Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum, who refused to offer anymore concessions to lawmakers [Rep. Bob Walker, R-Landrum, and Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville] who want the state's biology standards changed.

... Tenenbaum rejected the notion of "teaching the controversy" about evolution in biology classrooms across the state. She said doing so would imply that there is an alternative theory to evolution with as much support in the scientific community as Darwin's theory.

She said there is not, prompting applause from several biologists attending the meeting.


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