NAS, NSTA teaming up to defend the teaching of evolution

Education Week reports on the efforts of K-12 science teachers to keep the teaching of evolution alive and well in their curricula. The National Academy of Sciences has asked 2,000 members to convince school board members and other influential people across the country to emphasize the teaching of evolution in K-12 schools. The 55,000-member National Science Teachers Association, which supports the NAS efforts, released a study that found 31 percent of 1,050 respondents said they felt pressured to teach creationism or other alternatives to evolution theory, but most of that pressure was coming from students and their families, rather than school officials. (Note: This site requires registration.)

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