evolution http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Teaching Of Evolution In K-12 Schools Would Be Regulated Under Mo. House Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teaching-evolution-k-12-schools-would-be-regulated-under-mo-house-bill <p>State and local-level school officials would be required to develop guidelines for teaching evolution under legislation making its way through the&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>If passed, school districts would have to, “encourage students to explore scientific questions” regarding the “strengths and weaknesses” of both biological and chemical evolution.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=099">State Representative&nbsp;Andrew Koenig</a> (R, Winchester), says&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB179&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 179</a>&nbsp;stresses academic freedom.</p><p>“It does not mandate curriculum to the teacher," Koenig said.&nbsp; "It’s really up to the school district, and if evolution is gonna be taught, it just allows them to teach the scientific strengths and weaknesses.” Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:36:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teaching Of Evolution In K-12 Schools Would Be Regulated Under Mo. House Bill