By Laurie Roberts
Scientists from as far away as the United Kingdom are appalled at Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas’ attack on evolution.
The Association for Science Education, which represents the UK’s science teachers, says Douglas’ proposal to cast doubt about evolution would “undermine the scientific literacy of Arizona’s students.”
Meanwhile, the New York-based Teacher Institute of Evolutionary Science says Douglas’ revisions to the standards taught in science class “will handicap Arizona students.”
Handicapping Arizona’s kids
“Those who seek to weaken [evolution’s] teaching are doing so to insert religious ideas into science classrooms, an effort that has been rejected by the courts as contrary to America’s constitutional principles …,” Bertha Vazquez, TIES director and a middle school science teacher, wrote.
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