Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Indiana Legislator Wants To Require Science Teachers To Prove Truth of Their Teachings
In Indiana, state senator Dennis Kruse, chairman of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee, says he will try a new approach now that he failed last session to get legislation to allow the teaching of creationism along with evolution in the public schools. According to the Indianapolis Star yesterday, Kruse will introduce what he calls a "truth in education" bill. As the senator describes the proposal: "If a student thinks something isn't true, then they can question the teacher and the teacher would have to come up with some kind of research to support that what they are teaching is true or not true."