No this thread isn't about ID. ID never got out of bed. The fight in the kitchen is over wether or not ID has a right to breathe. The pitchfork crowd is afraid someone that reads a bible may find some comfort in the debate. Hence, slurs and more slurs. The debate may end on this thread but it will go on in our society.
there are lots of people that find the debate imminently interesting and relevant to their existence and don't want it controlled either by old testament creationists, or the people that are so full of hatred for them.
This seems to me to be the crux of the problem. There's a proper forum for the debate of new ideas in science. That forum is scientific conferences and journal submissions. If someone has a new theory, that's where it should be taken. If there is legitimacy to a new idea, it has to survive the scrutiny of review from those who have the necessary expertise in the field to do so. School board meetings are not an appropriate place to introduce new theories if you want a good, applicable science education in your district.
Trying to force teachers to teach ideas that aren't supported within their own professional field is definitely a worthy point of contention.