[[Back before conservatives decided in the name of expediency to go all in for this “let the children decide” hogwash, high school was where the basics were drilled in.]]
mmm- Yes, the ‘basics’, like how Negros were inferior, how slavery was the right thing to do, how women were second class citizens underserving of a vote
Best to keep drilling it into the heads of kids that Macroevolution -despite evidence to the contrary, is still perfectly possible, when infact, it isn’t- Best to just keep that hypothesis alive and thriving. Best not to quesiton it or point out hte problems with it.
Right. Teaching high-school kids all that so-called "basic" grammar, math, old-white-man-literature, chemistry, biology, and physics is just like teaching them that slavery is good and women are inferior. Everything from the past was invented by bad white men, after all, and we need to let our kids start fresh with clean, unencumbered minds.
The point of letting children question science is to equip them be be analytical in their thinking and not just blindly accept the science or fact coming out of an expert.
Oh, I agree. But why stop with the theory of evolution? I think we should apply this new-found freedom across the board. We should definitely let the children question the periodic table, the principles of velocity and acceleration, the confining oppressiveness of algebraic equations and english grammar, and all those so-called "facts" coming out of so-called "experts." Indeed, I think we should let the children answer test questions in whatever way they "feel" is right, and in the name of "self-esteem," let them know that there are no "wrong" answers. Let freedom reign.