Tennessee Bill Targets Those Who Teach Evolution
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The state where John Scopes was tried and convicted in 1925 for teaching evolution again wants to restrict what students can be told about the origins of man.
The Tennessee Senate is considering legislation to fire any teacher who presents evolution as fact. The bill was expected to pass during Monday night's session but instead was sent back to committee for study of six proposed amendments.
The amendments included one that would have protected teachers who wanted to teach the Biblical theories of creation along with evolution. Another, passed on a voice vote, changed the wording to say a teacher "could" be fired instead of "shall" be fired.
The bill had …
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Publication information: Article title: Tennessee Bill Targets Those Who Teach Evolution. Contributors: Ap - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: March 5, 1996. Page number: 3A. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.