Evolution becomes issue on new test
Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:23 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 12.14.11
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The superintendent of a central Kentucky school district is complaining about how evolution is treated on a new test that high school students will take in the spring.
Hart County Superin-tendent Ricky D. Line sent letters and emails to state education officials asking them to reconsider the “Blueprint” for the end-of-course biology test. Line says the test treats evolution as a fact instead of a scientific theory and schools would have to teach it that way. Line said in his letter that he finds the increased emphasis on evolution “substantial and alarming.”
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Monday that evolution will not be taught as a fact in Kentucky schools (http://bit.ly/rDezrk). Holliday said the end-of-course test is intended to show whether a student is ready for college.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com
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