Letter: Public schools ought to be able to teach about Creation
In most schools, teachers are only allowed to teach about evolution. They are no longer allowed to teach about Creation. This recently happened for New Orleans Parish Public Schools in December.
The approved policy states: "... nor shall any science textbook be approved which presents creationism or intelligent design as science or scientific theories."
Taking creationism completely out of schools goes against the children's rights.
Instead of making them learn only evolutionism, students should be exposed to various ideas, including intelligent design as well as evolution.
Children need to know how to use critical thinking. If they don't figure out how to make decisions now, how can we expect them to make intelligent and important decisions in the future?
Some schools have classes that teach about various religions, but most public or charter schools do not present creationism. I believe that creationism should be allowed in schools. Instead of forcing the kids to learn only evolutionism, introduce them to both sides and let them decide.