Parents and students rip Ohio school board over creationism proposal

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 18:58 EDT
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Parents and students in Ohio on Tuesday spoke out against a proposal that would allow creationism to be taught in biology classes.

“It’s not fair that you would teach or have a teacher give their opinion on creationism because it’s such a subjective thing. You can’t give an objective viewpoint on any of them and, ultimately, I don’t feel like any of the people here are prepared or educated enough to give that,” Jacob Crosen told WDTN.

The Springboro Community City School District is considering a so-called “critical thinking” policy that would require teachers to explore “all sides” of controversial issues. The proposed policy change would direct teachers to discuss creation science or intelligent design when teaching about the theory of evolution.

The school board held a meeting on the policy Tuesday night, where concerned community members shared their opinions.

Kelly Kohls, the school board president, told WDTN the policy would encourage honest debates about “the strengths and weaknesses of scientific issues.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by WDTNTV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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