Why they should stick to the facts
Since the day immigrants landed on the shores of this Nation it has been a high priority of the government to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to receive a equal and proper education. The Public school system is an opportunity for children of all social and economic backgrounds to obtain a standard education in this country. For the most part, if a student is willing to put in hard work and good effort, they are provided with the potential to take their education to the next level and then onwards to a fulfilling career. In order for the system to be as effective as possible, a consistent standard must be implemented around the country. The theory of evolution and creationism has become a sensitive issue as of late and many feel changes need to be made in how it is taught in public schools.
There is so much we have yet to discover about our evolution and the evolution of the universe and until we learn more it is important to teach children facts that have concrete proof as opposed to ideas and theories which are more religiously based. Also, since our country is founded on diversity, different people/students have different viewpoints on many subject matters, including creationism or design. For these reasons, I believe intelligent design should not be taught in public schools. If a child or parent is curious about the subject, they should seek outside instruction and allow for public schools to teach factual curriculum in order to maintain a level of consistency.
From the dawn of time, we as humans have been attempting to explain and identify events and phenomena which we have experienced. Many of these events such as the creation of the Earth and its different species have been virtually unexplainable due to a lack of knowledge and information. As a result, humans, from confusion and curiosity, developed theories and ideas attempting to explain what could not originally be
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