Evolution in school - Gov. Perry and Bill White disagree
POSTED: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:20pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:57pm
TYLER - Governor Rick Perry and Bill White are at odds yet again, this time over creationism and evolution being taught in our schools. Governor Perry says evolution and creationism should be presented side by side but, Bill White says not so fast.
Fewer than half of American adults say evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth, that's according to a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, while many other Americans believe in intelligent design.
With a range of differing views on the subject, what should be taught in schools? While there may be no solid answer right now between Americans Texas gubernatorial candidates are weighing in. When asked about evolution and creationism taught in schools, Rick Perry says they should be taught side by side. Bill White had a different take saying that it should be left up to educators not politicians.
Currently, schools must learn about the theory of evolution, but groups like the Texas Freedom Network argue that evolution is not taught with the same authority as other subjects.