We need to teach the teachers

We are so fucked.  Submitted without further comment:

Despite a court-ordered ban on the teaching of creationism in US schools, about one in eight high-school biology teachers still teach it as valid science, a survey reveals. . . . US courts have repeatedly decreed that creationism and intelligent design are religion, not science, and have no place in school science classrooms. . . . “It seems a bit high, but I am not shocked by it,” says Linda Froschauer, past president of the National Science Teachers Association based in Arlington, Virginia. “We do know there’s a problem out there, and this gives more credibility to the issue.”

(via New Scientist [there’s more on the original study at Pharyngula])

posted 5/20/08 at 3:41pm to Our Doomed Planet, Science!, Wingnuttery · 0 replies · permalink