Is it legal to teach evolution in public schools?
Correspondingly, do they teach evolution in public schools?
While it's no longer illegal for America's public school science teachers to teach evolution, in the decades that have elapsed since Scopes, religious groups have endeavored to enforce the teaching of “alternatives” alongside evolution.
Additionally, can Intelligent Design be taught in public schools? “Intelligent design is not only a Christian view, it is a sectarian Christian view that not all hold and certainly is not appropriate to be taught in public schools,” Scott argued. “When viewed in full, it's clearly a movement promoting a religious view.”
Secondly, when did evolution be taught in public schools?
With the widespread acceptance of the scientific theory of evolution in the 1860s after being first introduced in 1859, and developments in other fields such as geology and astronomy, public schools began to teach science that was reconciled with Christianity by most people, but considered by a number of early
Can teachers refuse to teach evolution?
If the teacher refuses to teach evolution, can the teacher be reassigned? Yes. In Webster v. New Lenox School District #122, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a school district can ban a teacher from teaching creationism.