The candidates for state superintendent of education disagree on the teaching of evolution in public schools, with Republican Karen Floyd interpreting the most recent state decision on the issue as opening the door for inclusion of intelligent design theory in the classroom.
"I support the Education Oversight (Committee)'s premise that we should have critical analysis so that the discussion of intelligent design is not prohibited and could be part of the classroom discussion," Floyd said.
Democrat Jim Rex said he's in favor of students critically analyzing what they learn but believes intelligent design theory, which holds that natural selection and random mutation alone can't account for the complexity of life, doesn't belong in a science classroom. . .
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Monday, November 06, 2006
Clear Choice in S.C. Superintendent's Race
Want to keep science in the science classroom? From Greenville Online: