Tick, Tock, Flip, Flop

The Board of Education has changed the standards about science … again.

It would seem that both sides of the controversy are needlessly alarmed. The U.S. has more people who believe in intelligent design than any other industrialized country, and yet it is still a leader in technological innovation and economic power. So it would seem that doom does not necessarily follow from skepticism regarding the standard view of evolution.

On the other hand, despite the fact that evolution is firmly established as standard point of view in academics, the U.S. is more religious than any other industrialized country. So it would seem that fears that evolution in schools will lead to wholesale adoption of irreligion are overplayed as well.

Now that another skirmish in the culture wars has been settled, can we get back to ways of improving student performance?

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