Its a matter of teaching students the scientific method; so that they will be able to evaluate things themselves or, perhaps even go on to a career in science, and make new discoveries.
I am all for teaching the scientific method. I think we do a very poor job of teaching it currently and we will regret it by and by--as other nations still teach it.
But you must realize that religious belief and divine revelation are not a part of the scientific method.
Are you really in favor of teaching the scientific method? The article leading this thread is all about finding a challenge-proof way of teaching religion in place of science in public schools. Where is the scientific method there?
And do you really want the scientific method applied to the religious beliefs behind creation "science" and ID? The global flood, the idea of a young earth, creation at about 4004 BC, and the tower of Babel will be the first ideas to be challenged, and they will fail the test of science because they are religious beliefs. Is that really what you are advocating? Or will it be required that those ideas get special treatment?
Perhaps it would be best to leave science alone, eh?
If science is just another faith-based belief system; then scientists are the priesthood, and lab coats their vestments.
Students need a basis for making rational decisions — they cannot simply be told to believe what their teachers are telling them, but to disbelieve what their priests are telling them. If the clergy says the same thing in reverse — how are students supposed to know what to believe?
The best way to make those rational decisions is by following the scientific method.