Evolution Stickers Go on Trial in Ga.
A familiar debate over the origins of life—this time centered on a science-textbook sticker—is playing out in a Georgia courtroom, where parents are challenging their school district’s written description of evolution as “a theory, not a fact.”
That fight was unfolding last week in Atlanta, not long after similar questions about the teaching of evolution arose in districts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Georgia parents filed a federal suit against the 102,000-student Cobb County district in an attempt to remove a sticker that is being affixed to textbooks for some middle and high school science classes. “This textbook contains material on evolution,” the sticker says. “Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied...
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