People For the American Way emphatically opposes efforts to inject Creationism into the public school science curriculum. The Creationist "theory" is predicated upon religious beliefs; while it may be appropriate to discuss these beliefs in a comparative religion or social studies classroom, disguising them as science dilutes the quality and undermines the integrity of any science curriculum and, as the courts have recognized, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

It is particularly troublesome that some science textbooks have inadequately covered or altogether omitted mention of evolution, for fear of inciting controversy. America's students deserve and require a high-quality science education, grounded in fact and free of sectarian influence.


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