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Sunday, November 07, 2004
  Conservative "Diversity"
I always thought the left were the only ones who supported "diversity". I guess I was wrong:
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - The city's school board has revised its science curriculum to allow the teaching of creationism, prompting an outcry from more than 300 educators who urged that the decision be reversed.

School board members believed that a state law governing the teaching of evolution was too restrictive. The science curriculum "should not be totally inclusive of just one scientific theory," said Joni Burgin, superintendent of the district of 1,000 students in northwest Wisconsin.

Last month, when the board examined its science curriculum, language was added calling for "various models/theories" of origin to be incorporated.
Not everyone is happy with this "ruling". But without a rational philosophy, the best the opposition can do is appeal to common sense:
The decision provoked more than 300 biology and religious studies faculty members to write a letter last week urging the Grantsburg board to reverse the policy. It follows a letter sent previously by 43 deans at Wisconsin public universities.

"Insisting that teachers teach alternative theories of origin in biology classes takes time away from real learning, confuses some students and is a misuse of limited class time and public funds," said Don Waller, a botanist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
While this hasn't become a widespread phenomenon, it is disconcerting. When faith is taught as the equal of reason in a school curriculum, that is the beginning of the end of education.
 
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