When I was in school, no one questioned the books that were issued each year by the teachers and sent home with the students for homework. My parents never even looked at a single book that I brought home, never checked my homework or asked what I was working on and certainly didn’t question the schools as to what they were teaching me. I guess they just expected the school board and the teachers to know what needed to be taught and they were trusted with finding the right books to do the job.
That is why I find it so odd that many parents around here are freaking out about teaching the children about evolution or creationism. They even considered legislation about it and passed a law that appears to bring the whole state back to the ignorance and mentality of the Scopes Monkey trial, over 80 years ago. What on earth are these people thinking? We don’t need to go back to the mentality of people from 1925. Have we not learned anything in over 80 years?