Florida allows teaching of evolution

Fundamentalist school boards are set back in Florida's recent decision to allow discussion of evolution in state classrooms.

For the first time, the phrase "scientific theory of evolution" may be used in Florida's public classrooms, thanks to the state's Board of Education's recent vote. This decision brings the state's young learners up to the scientific standards of at least 150 years ago.

For more detail, check out the AP report on MSNBC: "Florida adopts 'scientific theory of evolution'"

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