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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