The Talibangelicals' War on Critical Thinking continues
Kentucky's GOP lawmakers question standards for teaching evolution in schools
Linda B. Blackford
The Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky's Senate Republicans pushed successfully in 2009 to tie the state's testing program to national education standards, but three years later, they're questioning the results.
Several GOP lawmakers questioned new proposed student standards and tests that delve deeply into biological evolution during a Monday meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education.
In an exchange with officials from ACT, the company that prepares Kentucky's new state testing program, those lawmakers discussed whether evolution was a fact and whether the biblical account of creationism also should be taught in Kentucky classrooms.
"I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution," Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, said Tuesday in an interview. ...............(more)
This from the state that brought us the creation museum so it is not surprising. But across the river in Cincinnati OH, the Natural History museum is neat and so is the zoo, they have a great education program for children.