EVOLUTION VOTE: The Kansas Board of Education approved, 6-4, science standards that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

THE CONTROVERSY: Many scientists and national science groups believe the new standards promote “intelligent design,” which they view as repackaged creationism.

STATED GOAL: Supporters say the new standards will expose students to legitimate scientific questions about evolution and give them a more balanced view.

WHAT’S NEXT: The state will use the standards to develop student achievement tests.

By The Associated Press


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