Schools move evolution debate to social studies classes

09/20/2005 | Education Week

Legal experts suggest schools may be better off shifting discussion of intelligent design and other religious views out of science classes and into social studies courses. Legal scholar Charles C. Haynes notes that social studies teachers are used to leading fair, honest discussions about hot-button issues. But others contend alternative evolution theories would be misfits in a discipline that focuses on areas like public policy and economics.

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