August 8, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 16

Are schools teaching us to think, or what to think?

In Our Opinion

As the new school year approaches, an old discussion topic was at hand during a recent meeting of the Medical Lake school board.

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That was whether some critiques of the teachings of Darwinism ought not to be part of the curriculum.

The nearly decade-old matter was likely put in the grave by the school board at their Tuesday, July 23 meeting, however. School district officials have indicated they will follow state standards that lead to the new Common Core state standards, which will likely be in place in 2014.

Darwinism, from a few quick sources, is what’s encompassed in the change of spec...

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