17 January 2013

Bible classes; vouchers, creationism

The National Center for Science Education reports that creationism is being taught in some Texas K-12 schools in Bible classes.

I am not sure I can get as upset about this as if this were being taught in other courses. It’s a Bible class. What’s on the label is what’s in the tin, so to speak.

Phil Plait also reports on voucher program sused to support sending students to private schools with public money. Texas does not have a voucher program, but is apparently considering it.


Human Ape said...

It seems strange that religious fantasies are being taught in a public school. Is this not an obvious violation of our Establishment Clause? Also, should professional idiots be allowed to mentally abuse innocent children in a public school?

Brandt Hardin said...

Here in TN, they have taken steps though new legislation to allow creationism back into the classroom. This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pulpit-in-classroom-biblical-agenda-in.html with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.