Board Votes on Evolution Tuesday

By: Lisa Boschert
By: Lisa Boschert

Evolution's fate in Kansas schools has been an ongoing controversy for six years.

Tuesday Kansas Board of Education members will vote on new science standards that would allow for criticisms of evolution including the teaching of intelligent design.

The standards are expected to pass and that worries science teacher Lisa Volland, who says this could change the way she teaches science in the future, "For one thing the proposals that they're talking about are not scientific theories, they haven't been scientifically tested and for me as a teacher to just lean back on that and say well this is what people feel like is the explanation leaves me in a really strange and weird place."

Volland says she uses evolution in her biology class almost everyday and she hopes the standards are overturned before they make an impact.

The Board of Education is scheduled to vote around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.
There will be an open forum, for citizens to express their opinions at 10:30 a.m.


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