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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
Anti-evolutionists try to block science standards in schools on First Amendment grounds
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 30, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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THIS is almost funny — but perhaps not, if you’re a Republican or have only a high school education or less:

An anti-evolution group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools, arguing the guidelines promote atheism and violate students’ and parents’ religious freedom.

The group, Citizens for Objective Public Education, had criticized the standards developed by Kansas, 25 other states and the National Research Council for treating both evolution and climate change as key scientific concepts to be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Kansas State Board of ...

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