Teachers Torn Over Religion, Evolution

Cavanagh, Sean
February 2005
Education Week;2/2/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 21, p1
This article reports that when science teachers in a small Pennsylvania town were asked in January 2005 to read a statement to their classes that introduced students to the concept of intelligent design, they refused, citing legal and professional obligations. In taking that stand against what critics say amounts to thinly disguised religious doctrine, teachers in the 3,600-student Dover Area school system endorsed a position in line with two of the country's largest groups for science teachers--and the vast majority of leading scientists.


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