Guess Who's Getting an "F" in Evolution
"Most U.S. high school biology teachers 'fail to forthrightly explain evolutionary biology,' finds an educator survey. And at least 13% 'strongly support' teaching creationism."
So begins an article in USA Today this week running under the headline: "Evolution teaching poor in U.S. high schools." Citing a report by two Penn State science educators, USA Today noted that only 28% of the 926 teachers surveyed, "unabashedly introduce evidence that evolution has occurred and craft lesson plans so that evolution is a theme that unifies disparate topics in biology."
For evolutionists who are trying to indoctrinate our children with evolutionary dogma, this is bad news. It means that 72% of the teachers surveyed were failing to teach apes-to-man evolution as undisputable fact. And 13% of the respondents advocated teaching "biblical creationism" or "intelligent design" in biology class!
So what exactly are these renegade teachers doing in the classroom that's making the evolutionary establishment so upset? According to the report, "Some teach evolutionary biology as though it only applies to molecular biology – completely ignoring macroevolution of species.
"Others defend the teaching of evolution as a necessary evil, using state examination requirements as a convenient means to disassociate themselves from the very material they are expected to teach… Many teachers told us that they tell students that it does not matter if they really 'believe' in evolution, so long as they know it for the test.
"Finally, a sizable number of teachers expose their students to all positions – scientific or not. Students should make up their own minds, explained a Pennsylvania teacher, 'based on their own beliefs and research. Not on what a textbook or on what a teacher says.'"
Though these teachers are getting failing grades from the educational establishment, Creation Moments is giving these renegade teachers an "A" for taking the teaching profession seriously. We applaud them for teaching their students how to use critical thinking skills when it comes to the issue of origins.