Tuesday, February 01, 2005
If you want to read a really depressing story, have at this doozy.
Basically, teachers don't want to teach evolution because the dumb-as-rocks parents of dumb-as-post pupils think that it's wrong, though they just loved Jurassic Park 2 and have worn out the VHS tape of it. It's probably only a matter of time before kids have to know that evolution is demonic to pass their No Child Left Behind tests (remember, you can't spell "No Child Left Behind" without "Left Behind"
Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:
"For political reasons nobody will do a survey among randomly selected public school children and parents to ask just what is being taught in science classes."
Maybe it's time to find that sort of thing out, eh?