Sometimes I worry about the sort of people we are asking to teach our children. A survey has shown that 31% of teachers and 18% of science teachers think creationism or intelligent design should be given the same status as evolution in the classroom.
Fair enough, if a child raises it, explain why it is unscientific and just plain wrong. Give it equal status? Crazy. This isn’t Kansas for God’s sake (pun intended). I guess they don’t want to ’cause offence’ (that most evil of crimes against humanity) in religious pupils.
But what is the point of trying to teach children if you must give equal weight to the views they already hold so you don’t alienate them? You may as well not have a curriculum to teach at all. Next thing you know they’ll be dumbind down exams so everyone can pass and thick kids don’t feel alienated (hang on…). If they allow creationism, where does it all stop? Next it could be holocaust denial (obviously evil in white kids, but Muslims? wouldn’t want to be culturally insensitive).
I am sure they mean well, but these teachers are idiots. Especially the science teachers who should know better. Absolute idiots.