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Tennessee is attempting to prohibit schools from teaching evolution as the only option. Instead, they want to teach the controversy alongside other "theories". This is a direct slap in the face to the Supreme Court's decision of the Scopes Monkey trial 86 years back. Exert:
This bill prohibits the state board of education and any public elementary or secondary school governing authority, director of schools, school system administrator, or principal or administrator from prohibiting any teacher in a public school system of this state from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught, such as evolution and global warming.
With New ‘Monkey Bill,’ Tennessee Takes Evolution Education Back To Scopes
Luckily, this has been tried and failed in 3 other states so far. Hopefully, this will make number four.