14 Apr '12, 12am

Tennessee Passes Law Allowing Creationism, Climate Denial to be Taught in Classroom

Tennessee Passes Law Allowing Creationism, Climate Denial to be Taught in Classroom

He's carrying the torch for something, all right. JoelK75 via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Hey, remember that law that would encourage teachers introduce "alternate hypotheses" to evolution and climate change in the classroom? The one that was a product of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which lets corporations pen laws, or "model bills", and hand them over to state congressmen? Tennessee passed it . And it has just become law. Despite myriad protestations from the likes of the state's Science Teachers Association, concerned parents, and the ACLU, public school teachers will now have license to teach students a great mishmash of nonscientific nonsense—all the while passing off intelligent design, creationism, or the notion that the accumulation of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere is not heating the planet, as credible. The governor, while expressing some tepid ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/tennessee-...

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