Good news this week! Kansas state
board of education members have endorsed including criticisms of evolution in
their state science standards. Freedom of academic thought is finally making
progress when a teacher is allowed to make the true statement that real and
valid disagreements concerning the scope and extent of darwinism exist among
scientists. However, legal woes may shut down Kansas schools altogether, in a
battle over constitutional powers between the legislature and the judiciary.
While individual schools
here and there get the need to return to traditional educational methods,
others are going further down the road of educational neglect in favor of
trendy programs and harmful [s-x] “education” instead of solid academics. The teacher’s unions seem
determined to keep parents and their priorities for the education of their
children out of the loop, and the pro-homo[s-x]ual lobby seems determined to turn
the public schools into an indoctrination camp with the country’s children in
The Kansas controvesy, added to the problems mentioned above, leads
Jeff Jacoby to call for the separation of school and state, an idea whose time
has come (once again).
waiting for the state to take the hint. The PCA will be debating a measure
urging parents to withdraw children from public schools, as they do not provide
Christian children the tools to think biblically about all of life. This
measure is similar to the one debated by Southern Baptists; both measures are
sponsored by Exodus Mandate.