OH School District May Still Teach Creationism

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) -- Board members of an Ohio school district said they won't shut the door on a proposal to add creationism to the curriculum.

Despite outcry from some parents and a civil rights group, the Springboro Board of Education decided Tuesday night to keep the issue alive for future discussion at board meetings.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the board heard more criticism from parents, teachers and others Tuesday.

Creationism is the belief that the Earth and its creatures were created by a deity. The theory of evolution says that all living organisms descended from a common ancestral gene pool.

According to the website for the school district south of Dayton, other "controversial issues" could also be added to the curriculum, including "pro-life/abortion," legalization of drugs, and gun rights.

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