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Monday, February 03, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Can local private schools continue to teach intelligent design and creationism with state-funded voucher money flowing into the schools?"

That is the question addressed in this lengthy story by Julie Crothers in the Feb. 2nd Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:

Indiana’s rapidly expanding voucher program, which funnels millions of taxpayer dollars into private schools, now funds some Christian schools that teach creationism or intelligent design.

Laws and court rulings limit what the state’s public and charter schools can teach in science classes based on separation of church and state challenges. But the curricula of private schools that enroll voucher students haven’t reached the courtroom.

The rapid growth of the program opens the door to an unanswered question: Can local private schools continue to teach intelligent design and creationism with state-funded voucher money flowing into the schools?

Experts say the issue will have to be addressed in courtrooms. * * *

Five area Christian schools that confirmed students are taught creationism or intelligent design, or included curriculum information on their websites stating that they do not teach evolution, received a combined $3.9 million in state-funded vouchers.

See also this January 29th ILB post.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 3, 2014 09:20 AM
Posted to Indiana Government