What They're Saying

March 2006
Curriculum Review;Mar2006, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p3
The article presents views from public figures and personalities on issues related to education and curriculum. In a ruling by federal judge John E Jones III, he opines that while intelligent arguments may be true, a proposition on which the court takes no position, intelligent design is not science. Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former high school English instructor, says that if you have ideas about what is going on in the world, you can talk to kids about them.


Related Articles

  • SEEING GOVERNMENT PURPOSE THROUGH THE OBJECTIVE OBSERVER'S EYES: THE EVOLUTION-INTELLIGENT DESIGN DEBATES. Bowman, Kristi L. // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Spring2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p417 

    Debates about teaching intelligent design in public school science classes are inflaming communities across the nation. These controversies present thorny Establishment Clause questions at a time when that doctrine is less clear than ever. The ambiguity is not due to a lack of case law: Just...

  • The Manufacturing of Controversy: Debating Intelligent Design in Public. Whidden, Rachel Avon // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;2003, Vol. 1, p705 

    An essay is presented on the rhetorical strategy of intelligent design (ID) theorists in Ohio. It explores the opposition of ID theorists on the recommendation of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to keep ID separate from science. It analyzes the consequence when...

  • Intelligent design verdict set to sway other cases. Marris, Emma // Nature;1/5/2006, Vol. 439 Issue 7072, p6 

    The article reports on the verdict of federal Judge John Jones on a case involving the teaching of evolution that promotes intelligent design in Dover, Pennsylvania. The concept holds the idea that an intelligent creator shaped current organisms. It is expected that the decision will affect the...

  • Biologists snub‘kangaroo court’for Darwin. Brumfiel, Geoff // Nature;3/31/2005, Vol. 434 Issue 7033, p550 

    Reports on the plan of biologists to boycott an upcoming board of education hearings on the future of science teaching in Kansas. Claim of the researchers that the hearings are being set up to serve as a thinly veiled showcase for intelligent design; Aim of the hearing to educate the committee...

  • Pennsylvania District Stops Teaching ID.  // District Administration;Feb2006, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p18 

    The article discusses the U.S. District Court's denunciation of a school board introducing intelligent design into the science curriculum. This left the district abandoning the controversial topic. The Dover Area School Board in December introduced intelligent design, separate from evolutionary...

  • 'Intelligent Design' Goes on Trial in Pa. Cavanagh, Sean // Education Week;10/5/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p1 

    The article reports that eleven parents from the Dover, New Hampshire district in south-central Pennsylvania are suing to halt a policy that mandates students be told about intelligent design in a 9th grade biology class alongside the theory of evolution. The case stems from the Dover school...

  • Michigan School Board Flunks 'Intelligent Design'.  // Church & State;Dec2006, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p3 

    The article reports the decision of the Michigan State Board of Education not to teach "intelligent design" in the state's biology courses. The board cast an 8-0 vote to block the subject from high school biology classes. A federal judge ruled in Pennsylvania that intelligent design is a...

  • Hong Kong evolution curriculum row. Cyranoski, David // Nature;2/26/2009, Vol. 457 Issue 7233, p1067 

    The article discusses a debate regarding the teaching of intelligent design in Hong Kong schools. The controversy is affecting all levels of education as Hong Kong reforms its school system. Topics include guidelines issued by the Education Bureau which encourages students to explore alternative...

  • Debating Design. Munro, Neil // National Journal;1/7/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p36 

    The article presents a debate over intelligent design versus the arguments for or against the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. To undermine the authority of evolution, intelligent-design advocates publish what they say are scientific critiques of evolution, highlight what they call...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics