Wyoming: Creationists Seek Top State Education Job

We just learned of an interesting creationist situation in Wyoming. Here are some excerpts from Wyoming state superintendent hopefuls disagree on school vouchers , which appears in the Casper Star-Tribune located in Casper, the second-largest city in Wyoming. The bold font was added by us:

The two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction took opposite stands on school vouchers during a Tuesday evening debate at the University of Wyoming.

Republican Cindy Hill and Democrat Mike Massie also differed on several other education issues, from teaching creationism in science class to charter school control, during the debate, firing the latest shots what is perhaps the most contentious statewide race in Wyoming this election season.

We’ll ignore everything but the creationism issue. Let’s read on:

Both candidates said Wyoming schools should teach creationism as well as evolution, though only Massie ruled out teaching it in science classes. “It could be taught in other classes – even history classes – that may look into the religious roots of our society and culture,” Massie said.

Massie may be the least crazed of the two candidates. We continue:

Hill advocated talking to teachers to see where it might fit in the curriculum. “I know that there’s been some great angst about making sure that we don’t have creationism in our schools,” she said. “But you know what? I can imagine it. And I can imagine that we can find a way.”

Where there’s a will there’s a way. Definitely hard-core!

The article discusses other issues, so if you care about education in Wyoming, click over to the Casper Star-Tribune and read it all.

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3 responses to “Wyoming: Creationists Seek Top State Education Job

  1. Gabriel Hanna

    Actually the Dem wants it taught in school too. SOP in the South, of course.

  2. So the choice is between an idiot and a lunatic…

    truly, in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

  3. The Laramie paper has another article on the debate, but no mention of Creationism. However, it does mention there are 5 candidates in the ring, with Jim McBride the incumbent. Lets hope Hill and Massie both get listed as “Also Ran”.
    Candidates for superintendent of public instruction face off

    There is also this cached article where Massie says …

    Massie said he believes that creationism _ the belief that the world was created by a deity _ could be taught in other classes, including possibly history courses that could address the development of religious thought.

    “We do need to teach evolution in our science classes,” Massie said.

    link: Wyo. education candidates debate over teachers

    @Curmie: Sorry for the ugly links – Please edit this as you see fit.