Monday, August 08, 2005

More on ID in the Schools

Kathleen Parker enters the Intelligent Design - Evolution debate and offers this observation.

If adults find the issue that compelling, might not high school students also? I realize students have been rendered nearly insomniac by the intense level of intellectual stimulation commonly found in public schools, but what's the harm in spiking the punch a little?
Compelling, intellectual conversation? What's that? Every child knows that the only thing that really matters is, "Will this be on the test?"

It's bad enough when the children ask it but you have to wonder about the real state of education in our country when the teachers start asking the same question.
If students' knowledge of intelligent design isn't going to be assessed, (per NCLB mandates) then why does the President want the nation's teachers to spend valuable class time teaching it?
After all, if its not on the test, it can't really be worth knowing...can it?

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