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Charter School Pulls Creationism Workbook After Slate Investigation

Person reading an upside down textbook with a bible stuffed in the middle.

Illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker

Victory! Via Arkansas’ KARK:

A public charter school organization with a campus in Little Rock says it has pulled science workbooks amid allegations it promotes creationism over evolution. …

Chuck Cook, CEO of [Texas-based] Responsive Education, addressed the allegations in a letter to the Arkansas Department of Education and obtained by KARK. “Because of the seriousness of the allegations, we removed the Biology workbook in question from our inventory and conducted an immediate and thorough review of the legal concerns expressed in the Slate article,” Cook says.

The allegations stem from a Slate.com article published in January that states Responsive Ed’s biology course unconstitutionally teaches creationism and that the curriculum undermines evolution.

Slate’s written a lot about creationism lately, but the article in question appears to be this gem: Zack Kopplin’s investigation into charter schools’ dishonest and unconstitutional science, history, and “values” lessons.

(h/t @BadAstronomer)

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