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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:07 AM

 

Over 300 Schools Teaching Creationism with Public Funding

Zack Kopplin was honored earlier by this blog for his efforts to expose the teaching of creationism in voucher schools in Louisiana. He is a student at Rice University. He is not letting up on his efforts to expose the abuse of science by schools receiving vouchers.

(This is a press release, so no copyright restriction)


Over 300 Schools Teaching Creationism on the Taxpayer Dime
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Zack Kopplin
Zsk1@rice.edu
www.creationistvouchers.com
225-715-5946

Baton Rouge, LA — (January, 16, 2013) – Over 300 schools in school voucher programs across the country are teaching creationism as science and receiving tens of millions in public money.
These schools are in nine states (Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado, Utah, Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia and were put in a database on creationistvouchers.com.

A few of these creationist voucher schools are:

Liberty Christian School, in Anderson, Indiana, teaches from a creationist ABeka and ASCI curriculum. They also take trips to the Creation Museum.

Rocky Bayou Christian School, in Niceville, Florida, in its section on educational philosophy, says “Man is presumed to be an evolutionary being shaped by matter, energy, and chance… God commands His people not to teach their children the way of the heathen.”

Creekside Christian Academy, in McDonough, Georgia, says, “The universe, a direct creation of God, refutes the man-made idea of evolution. Students will be called upon to see the divine order of creation and its implications on other subject areas.”

These schools that have been discovered are only the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds more schools in these programs, across the nation, are undoubtedly also teaching creationism and receiving public money.

Researcher and science advocate Zack Kopplin partnered with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discover and publish this information.

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/01/16/over-300-schools-teaching-creationism-with-public-funding/

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:16 AM

1. When these kids go to college (if they go to a real college) they'll fail all their science courses

These kids are being set up for a train wreck.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:25 AM

2. no, they'll go to a chrischen colege

wer they learn all the right things that ain't teached at evil state scools.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:33 AM

3. To be fair, that's the entire point of "voucher programs".

Right there.

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