Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Online Toolkit Helps Students and Parents Defend Science

People for the American Way has developed an online toolkit for students and parents whose public school science curriculum is under attack. The toolkit is designed to help fight off efforts to introduce creationism or sideline evolution in the science classroom.

PFAW notes that activists are increasingly targeting science education with attempts to ban the teaching of the theory of evolution, or undermine that curricula by advancing religion in its place -- either explicitly or cloaked in the language of science.

Students and parents have a right to expect that religious activists will not be able to use public school curricula to promote the beliefs of particular religious traditions in ways that are unconstitutional and that undermine scientific education.

Here are some handy links to PFAW's Online Toolkit:

How to Respond to Religiously-Based Curricula
Students: Points to Raise with Parents and School Personnel
Parents: Points to Raise with Other Parents, School Personnel and Elected Officials
Evolution FAQs
Contact Us

It's also available in pdf: Student version Parent version

And, while your there, take a look at PFAW's timeline describing how creationism has "evolved."


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