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Major Nikon

(36,870 posts)
Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:48 PM Jan 2019

Our tax dollars spent teaching biblical literalism ignorance in public schools

Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.
Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.

A large, publicly funded charter school system in Texas is teaching creationism to its students, Zack Kopplin recently reported in Slate. Creationist teachers don’t even need to be sneaky about it—the Texas state science education standards, as well as recent laws in Louisiana and Tennessee, permit public school teachers to teach “alternatives” to evolution. Meanwhile, in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, taxpayer money is funding creationist private schools through state tuition voucher or scholarship programs. As the map below illustrates, creationism in schools isn’t restricted to schoolhouses in remote villages where the separation of church and state is considered less sacred. If you live in any of these states, there’s a good chance your tax money is helping to convince some hapless students that evolution (the basis of all modern biological science, supported by everything we know about geology, genetics, paleontology, and other fields) is some sort of highly contested scientific hypothesis as credible as “God did it.”
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/01/creationism_in_public_schools_mapped_where_tax_money_supports_alternatives.html



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Our tax dollars spent teaching biblical literalism ignorance in public schools (Original Post) Major Nikon Jan 2019 OP
Nothing like putting our kids at a disadvantage from the start bitterross Jan 2019 #1
I resent the fact that taxpayer dollars are going to fund this nonsense The Genealogist Jan 2019 #2
Not only that, taxpayers fund both sides of the legal battle to keep it out Major Nikon Jan 2019 #3
 

bitterross

(4,066 posts)
1. Nothing like putting our kids at a disadvantage from the start
Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:21 PM
Jan 2019

Idiots are putting all of our kids at a disadvantage in the world economy right from the start. While other countries teach their kids science, idiots here are still teaching them mythology.

The Genealogist

(4,723 posts)
2. I resent the fact that taxpayer dollars are going to fund this nonsense
Sun Jan 20, 2019, 08:32 PM
Jan 2019

You want to teach that 6000 years ago a magical sky-daddy whipped up the universe in 6 days? I see two options.

1) Do it in your church or at home;

2) Teach it in a private academic setting, find, but keep taxpayer money away from it.

Major Nikon

(36,870 posts)
3. Not only that, taxpayers fund both sides of the legal battle to keep it out
Sun Jan 20, 2019, 08:48 PM
Jan 2019

The problem is you have people who elect YEC morans to office who then insist we literally make students dumber by teaching it regardless of what the Constitution says. At every juncture the morans find new ways to get taxpayers to pay for this dumfuckery.

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