Bathija, Sandhya
December 2008
Church & State;Dec2008, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p4
The article discusses the dispute between the religious sector and the educational system in Texas. It cites various issues related to the said conflict including the debate on the teaching of evolution in science classes, the advancement of intelligent design, a variant of creationism. It also notes the participation of Texas Freedom Network, which monitors Religious Rights, and 21st Century Science Coalition to resolve the problem.


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