In Louisiana, the Livingston Parish School Board wants to teach Creationism in the public schools and unanimously voted in favor of continuing discussion on this.
This type of thing only happens when a school board is taken over by people who don’t know the law and don’t care about the education students receive. Who needs
Take a look at the statements made by the board:
Board Member David Tate quickly responded: “We let them teach evolution to our children, but I think all of us sitting up here on this School Board believe in creationism. Why can’t we get someone with religious beliefs to teach creationism?”
If Creationism was based in science, why would a religious teacher be needed…?
Fellow board member Clint Mitchell responded, “I agree … you don’t have to be afraid to point out some of the fallacies with the theory of evolution. Teachers should have the freedom to look at creationism and find a way to get it into the classroom.”
Who wants to bet that Mitchell can’t name one legitimate “fallacy” of evolution?
[Board President Keith] Martin, noting that discipline of young people is constantly becoming more of a challenge for parents and teachers, agreed: “Maybe it’s time that we look at this.”
Right… teaching Creationism will simultaneously get students to turn off their cell phones in class and shut the hell up. I’m sure every teacher would agree to that one. Spoken like a man who’s never set foot in a classroom.
Part of me wants them to go forward with this. Let them teach Creationism, get sued, lose the case, and lose money. They deserve it.
But the students in the Livingston Parish schools deserve better. They need teachers who know the difference between science and faith — in other words, teachers who are more concerned about reality than the Bible.
They’re not going to get it, though. And they’re the ones who’ll suffer in college because of it.