I would personally like to see "creation" being taught alongside of "evolution". However, I am concerned how it will be taught. It would be wonderful to have it taught without biasness but that can't be controled entirely. I just read an article in my local paper this morning on this very subject and wanted some "real" parental feedback.
I'm sorry, but I can see no place for Creationism in the public schools other than in comparative religion courses. If home schoolers or religious schools teach Creationism, then that's their option.16822
Honestly what I would rather see is a discussion in the classroom. Not neccersarily teaching Creationism but at least letting everyone know that not everyone believes in Evolution and maybe the reasons why. Not just maybe a Christian view either but why different cultures or different religions believe the way they do. Not in a forceful way but in an informal way to let the children know that people can believe differently.
I am not saying a whole curriculum should be made out for it but just a discussion before they talk about evolution. That is just my personal opinion though. But I also think in the end a parent should decide if their child should be included in any of these discussions including that of evolution. Again this is just my personal opinion and I would never say my opinion is right over anyone else's. This is just what I feel and think.16821
My feedback is as a parent and a teacher. I'd say first - if students graduate from high school never having heard of 'creationism' -they haven't been taught much about current events. This discussion is a very hot topic and if you're going to be an educated, informed person you should know and understand this controversy. That said, when I taught science, I did teach both evolution and creationism - not as firm truths but as being among the many possible answers to the question - where did we come from? Every culture has had its own answer to that - and I tried to offer a few of the answers to that question that have been held over the years over the world. 16819
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