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Fundamentalists do not deserve "equal time" in the science curriculum, but as a colleague of mine has recently argued, they do deserve "equal respect" from those who disagree--even violently--with their views.
Not long ago, my oldest daughter came home from her public school in Arlington, Va., and told me that her teacher had been talking about creation and evolution.
The new year, along with the new, drastic cutbacks being proposed in federal education programs, raises the question of whether in the Administration's haste to rid our schools of Washington, we risk not only undoing something of enormous value to schools but to our society as a whole.
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