Schools Encouraged to Let Students Opt out of Dissection

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The State Board of Education is urging Michigan school districts to let students opt out of animal dissection for moral, ethical, religious or other reasons.

The policy was adopted by the board in May and applauded Thursday by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The state board encourages K-12 districts to enact a policy letting students complete an alternate to dissection such as an interactive computer program. It's up to individual districts to decide whether to follow the state's guidance.

PETA says Michigan joined 21 states and Washington, D.C., with policies allowing students to opt against animal dissection. PETA says it has offered free training to familiarize Michigan science teachers with computer-based dissection programs


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269430481 - wilx.com/a?a=269430481
Gray Television, Inc.