By Lisa Schmoetzer (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Kentucky State House, The Kentucky State Senate, and Governor Steve Beshear
Background: Currently, Kentucky has linked its high school state education curriculum to National Education Standards. KY worked with the ACT program to develop state standards. Now, some Republican legislators are upset that the biology section includes evolution but not creationism. They think "Darwin made it up," and that evolution is "only a theory." I, the writer of the above petition, am a resident of KY and an evolutionary ecologist, and know very well how important the understanding of evolutionary theory is to understanding biology. The students of KY deserve the best education, not pseudoscience and religion in the science classroom.
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