Evolution Debate

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Some educators can't pass up an opportunity to let the State Board of Education know they don't like what it's doing to Kansas science standards.

They're planning to review a 13-page response to the board's proposal to rewrite the standards, particularly sections dealing with evolution.

The board's conservative majority last month adopted language favored by intelligent design advocates.

But the board also told a committee of educators to take another look at the standards -- over worries that some subjects, such as botany, were shorted.

The educators plan to meet tomorrow at 10 am in Topeka. Most oppose the board's language on evolution -- and are likely to say so in writing.

The board could vote on a final version of the standards in October.