Good timing, given the recent reporting on how a charter school operator with multiple charter school operations in Arkansas — Responsive Education Solutions — emphasizes creationism in its Texas schools. This company will operate the new Quest charter middle school that will open in Chenal Valley next year to provide a haven for parents who don’t want children in Little Rock and Pulaski County public schools.
State legislators just don’t seem to evolve, not even with landmark court rulings in Arkansas to guide the way. From Crooks and Liars:
Missouri Republicans have drafted a bill that would allow parents to pull their children from science classes that are teaching the theory of evolution. According to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), Missouri’s House Bill 1472 would effectively “eviscerate” the teaching of biology in the state.