Charter School Pulls Creationism Curriculum

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A public charter school organization with a campus in Little Rock says it has pulled science workbooks amid allegations it promotes creationism over evolution. 

Responsive Education Solutions, based in Lewisville, TX, says it received a complaint about content in biology workbooks.

Responsive Ed operates Premier High School in Little Rock. The charter operator recently received state approval to open a middle school in west Little Rock.

Chuck Cook, CEO of Responsive Education, addressed the allegations in a letter to the Arkansas Department of Education and obtained by KARK.

"Because of the seriousness of the allegations, we removed the Biology workbook in question from our inventory and conducted an immediate and thorough review of the legal concerns expressed in the Slate article," Cook says.

The allegations stem from a Slate.com article published in January that states Responsive Ed's biology course unconstitutionally teaches creationism and that the curriculum undermines evolution.
 

Written By: David Goins
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6 COMMENTS

  1. “Because of the seriousness of the allegations, we removed the Biology workbook in question from our inventory and conducted an immediate and thorough review of the legal concerns expressed in the Slate article,” Cook says.

    Some scientifically illiterate faith-head(s) must have been left in charge of curriculum materials and content!

    They’ll just have to get some advice from lawyers and real scientists so they can replace the rubbish with a science curriculum.

  2. I went to the Darwin Day lecture given by Professor Alice Roberts, and she talked about human fetal development.

    Her exposition was superb in its clarity and wit, and there, of course, for all to see were the unmistakable vestigial evidences of our evolutionary history.

    What the hell are the numb skull Creationists blathering on about?

    To quote Billy Connolly “Religion’s over, it’s fucking ooooveeeer!”.

  3. Yes, of course they are “…doing a thorough review of the legal concerns….” And their lawyers will tell them they can spend big bucks fighting a losing battle, as plenty of schools and school boards have done. The lawyers will give them a list of other unsuccessful attempts all over the country to maintain Creation in the curriculum, all of which have failed. They will do well to listen to their lawyers–that’s what they are paying them for.

    By the way, on that TV station the reporters have reasonably good diction. The citizens themselves pronounce the name of the city “Li-rock.”

    • As a former Arkansan I can tell you that this is par for the course.
      In reply to #4 by 78rpm:

      Yes, of course they are “…doing a thorough review of the legal concerns….” And their lawyers will tell them they can spend big bucks fighting a losing battle, as plenty of schools and school boards have done. The lawyers will give them a list of other unsuccessful attempts all over the country…

    • In reply to #4 by 78rpm:

      Yes, of course they are “…doing a thorough review of the legal concerns….” And their lawyers will tell them they can spend big bucks fighting a losing battle, as plenty of schools and school boards have done. The lawyers will give them a list of other unsuccessful attempts all over the country…

      But if I know faith-heads – they will shop around until they find a lawyer who tells them what they want to hear, – or one who doesn’t give a damn but will take the fee for fighting their cause anyway.
      It’s not like it was their own money!

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