Sunday, March 25, 2007

Scopes Coming to Rogers School District

Rogers dentist Donald Eckard and Constitutional Party activist Mark Moore are not pleased with the way high school biology textbooks discuss evolution. They want the Rogers School District to adopt books that present more arguments against the theory of evolution, and they appear to support using classroom materials from a group called Answers in Genesis that says it "upholds the authority of the Bible from the very first verse" and has a section on "Creation education." They were opposed in their proposal by the director of the National Center for Science Education and some pointy-headed professor from the University of Arkansas.

Rogers School Board President Joye Kelley said the recommendation likely will be voted on at the April 17 meeting. The 21 new science texts recommended for adoption next fall will be on display at the RSD administration building until then.

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