Creationism Whistleblower: 'Academic Freedom' Is Sneak Attack on Evolution - 2015-12-28
When a public school teacher walks into his or her biology classroom, he or she cannot legally teach creationism or intelligent design.
In late 2004, the local school board in Dover, Pennsylvania, adopted a policy requiring its teachers to present intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in ninth-grade biology classes. "It is inexcusable to have a book that says man descended from apes with nothing to counterbalance it," said Dover school board member Bill Buckingham during a board meeting.
Dover parents sued the board and on Dec. 20, 2005, Judge John Jones III, a federal district court judge appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that teaching intelligent design was a violation of the separation of church and state.