Monday, May 01, 2006


Missippi: ID Bill Becomes Law

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill into law that bars local school boards, school superintendents or school principals from prohibiting public school classroom teachers "from discussing and answering questions from individual students on the origin of life."

WLBT in Jackson reports that the bill, as originally drafted, was designed to "foster discussions about the theory of 'intelligent design' and flaws with Darwin's explanation of how humans evolved. However, the Legislature expanded it to simply say no limits can be imposed on teachers and students in class talking about 'the origin of life.'"

"Local school officials say they've not had a problem," reports WLBT, "and worry the new law is so vague that court challenges may loom."


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