Maine Creationism Issue Off School Board Agenda

Cooler heads seem to be prevailing in Maine, after a school board member (Matthew Linkletter) disgraced himself by raising a fuss about teaching evolution in public schools. From this news item, No vote Monday on evolution topic, we learn:

School Administrative District 59 directors will not vote on or even address revising the school curriculum on Monday, Superintendent Michael Gallagher said today.


Board member Matthew Linkletter of Athens last month suggested removing evolution from the science curriculum. Linkletter said that evolution is not proven, and thus should not be taught as science.

Gallagher said that the board has no specific timetable regarding discussion and an ultimate vote on a revising the curriculum. Such a vote might not happen during the current school year, he said.

We assume that creationists are deeply saddened.

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