The Springboro, Ohio, school board is currently considering a proposal that would allow the district to teach creationism, despite objections from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local parents.
The issue, which was discussed at Thursday night’s board meeting, is part of a larger proposal that would open up a variety of controversial issues for classroom discussion. According to the proposal, “[s]ex education, legalization of drugs, evolution/creation, pro-life/abortion, contraception/abstinence, conservatism/liberalism, politics, gun rights, global warming and climate change and sustainable development” would be considered suitable classroom topics, reports local news outlet WHIO-TV.
“We’re being defined by our issues and not our accomplishments,” said Lynn Greenberg, a local parent who feels the district’s attempts to teach creationism distracts from students’ education.
However, school board member Jim Rigano told the outlet that he thought teaching creationism would help the district “ensure we’re not indoctrinating one point of view or another.”
Gah! Science doesn’t have a point of view, Jim! Science is! It doesn’t have an opinion or point of view! How many times do you have to be told?!?