That's a big flip-flop from the Santorum admendment he proposed in the No Child Left Behind act
Too bad he learned a little too late that replacing science with mythology is a losing issue
Actually it is the other way around, since Darwinian origin is in fact pure religion, and the case for Intelligent Design is based in science. Hence Santorum is merely running with the shallow-thinking herd of hard-core secularists who oppose true science and open inquiry.
Too bad for us conservatives that some in our ranks have decided to use a political forum to decide scientific issues. From my experience on these forums, those who push for the exclusion of evoution or the inclusion of ID or creationism in the curriculum, demonstrate a very limited understanding of, and education in, science. Then there are those who feel their religious faith is threatened by science...they are our equivlaent to the Taliban and, as such, represent a real scourge to the Conservative Movement.