Monday, May 2, 2011

Creationism in the Classroom

I feel as if creationism needs to be broached in education. Just as it would be wrong to only teach creationism, I believe that on the other hand it would be wrong to say that evolution is the only way.

Teaching evolution, and making other alternative beliefs aware to the students leans into religion, which makes public schools nervous. However, there are students of varying beliefs and a good discussion could come from laying all views out on the table.

Allowing students to explore all areas, and then make their own decisions, is the best way. We’ve discussed whether or not they (the students) are able to make their own inferences and decisions in a smart way, and we’ve concluded that they can. I believe that knowledge can extend to this as well.

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