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James Broen said he has a Ph.D. in microbiology and is a parent of three students in the school district.
Concerning the proposed resolution and the teaching of alternative theories, he asked the board, “what theories are you advocating being presented in the scientific curriculum?”
After a pause, Hancock replied, “I don’t think you are going to get that answer.”
Broen said, “since the resolution states there are other theories to be presented to the student, yet the board members have failed to produce them, then it seems this resolution must be discarded.”
Hill-Gustat Middle School student Kelly Broen said when she attended summer science camp for gifted students at Purdue University it was expected that the students already learned the basic concepts of evolution.
“I hope to enter a field of science when I’m older and so I need the best science education possible,” she said, “so I only hope you will allow the theory of evolution to become prominent in our classes.”