It is unclear what Perry meant about Texas schools teaching both creationism and evolution, as teaching creationism in public schools is illegal. There have been several attempts to introduce "supplemental materials" into Texas curriculum that would express doubt over evolution, or to advance creationism under the name of "intelligent design." But these efforts have not come to any major fruition.
This is also not to say that communities there will all teach evolution with gusto -- but if teaching creation were done in any official capacity, it would be struck down as an unconstitutional establishment of religion under decades of case law from the Supreme Court and lower federal courts.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Perry On Evolution: 'It's A Theory That's Out There'
Posted by Mpeterson