In response to your article, “A.G. teacher violated state rules,” (April 30), I went to the Web and reviewed the state standards. Based on your description, I don’t agree with your conclusion. Kindergarten through 12th grade has a standard at every level of science, entitled “Investigation and Experimentation.” At the high school level, it includes the ability to:
Investigate a science-based societal issue by researching the literature, analyzing data, and communicating the findings.
Know that when an observation does not agree with an accepted scientific theory, the observation is sometimes mistaken or fraudulent and that the theory is sometimes wrong.”
It seems that by bringing in the discussion described, the teacher was doing exactly what the state standards prescribe.
I further note that it is possible to believe both in creation theory and evolution. It just depends on where one thinks it all starts.