In a “know your candidates” feature at the St. Petersburg Times website, school board candidates were asked several questions, one of them being: “Should schools teach creationism in science?”
District 3 candidates said:
“I do not believe that creationism has a place in the science curriculum.”
“I’m for teaching evolutionary theory and I’m for teaching intelligent design.”
“I am a devout Christian but I believe in evolution.”
Tell students the idea exists, but do not teach religion in school.
District 4 candidates said:
“Religion does not belong in a public school classroom.”
Billie Ann Kaleel
“I don’t have a stand on those issues at all.”
“Teaching of creationism is I think better left to churches.”
No. “I do not think we should impose it on other people.”
“I believe that a student should have a choice. â€¦ For students going in as creationists, if they don’t want to study evolution, there should be other options for them.”
It’s nice to see that question asked point blank and enlightening to read the responses. I also like how after all of these years of various creationists trying to morph into intelligent design and “teach the controversy” advocates that the creationist label still sticks.