Particularly curious is this piece from the article >> ''Additionally, the board voted to add or amend various standards in a way that encourages the presentation of creationist claims about the complexity of the cell, the completeness of the fossil record, and the origin of life.'' That's pretty wild, eh? A ....a....compromise? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! My only qualm is for kids who don't believe in God, I don't believe that creationism should be introduced in this way to them. Public schools should never teach or promote faith teachings. world religion courses, ok. But not as "part" of a science course. But we will see how it plays out, I guess. That isn't to just protect kids who are atheists but it is to protect kids of varying faiths. Public school teachers don't need to be teaching about faith or spirituality at all...yikes, now thinking it through, could this cause a slippery slope? You can't talk creationism without talking God. So... Wars are won, one battle at a time. Overall, this is very encouraging. I'm so glad you posted it for us. (My other thought too is...if you don't wish for your child to learn about evolution ...you have the option of private school (but it's pricey) or home schooling (not cost effective for many families) But, don't come into the public school system, and try to water down science to suit your ideals. Science is science, and I have always felt strongly about this, despite my faith views.