TITLE

Texas Repeals Rule On Textbook Presentation Of Evolution

AUTHOR(S)
Sanders, Steve
PUB. DATE
June 1984
SOURCE
Phi Delta Kappan;Jun84, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p727
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the decision of the Texas board of education to repeal its requirement that evolution be presented in textbooks as only one of several explanations and not as a verified fact of science. Reaction to a state attorney general's opinion that the rule had no secular purpose; Violation of the First Amendment ban on government establishment of religion; Evolution and the creation theory of human origins.
ACCESSION #
11452076

 

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