TITLE

Calif. District Sued Over Class Teaching 'Intelligent Design'

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Education Week;1/18/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a rural California high school teaching a purported alternative to the theory of evolution has been sued by a group of parents who say the class should be stopped because it violates the U.S. Constitution. Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec violated the separation of church and state while attempting to legitimize the religion-based theory of "intelligent design" in a philosophy course taught by a minister's wife, according to the U.S. District Court suit filed in Fresno, California, by parents of 13 students. The suit was filed by the organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State, based in Washington, on behalf of 11 parents against the 1,425-student El Tejon Unified School District. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order to halt the four-week class in its second week.
ACCESSION #
19552680

 

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