Oppose Missouri bill that would allow parents to opt out their children from taking evolution lessons at school!
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Petitioning Missouri General Assembly
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Published on February 25, 2014 @ 12:47 h
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Missouri General Assembly is discussing a bill
that will have important consequences on the state’s science education.
Introduced in January 2014, House Bill 1472 would
demand school districts to announce parents when their children are bein taught
evolution at school. Parents can choose not to send their children to such
lessons. Parents would also have to be informed about the ‘basic content’ of
the evolution lessons.
The initiator of the law is Rep. Rick Brattin and
the bill has already had its first public hearing last week. Brattin claims that
his bill “would only allow parents to skip the natural selection teaching class”.
He mentioned the fact that children would still be able to learn about cell
structure, DNA and other blocks of human life. He also added that teaching
evolution could breach the religious beliefs of the students.
What Mr. Brattin does not realize is the fact
that this bill would practically destroy biology teaching in the state of
Missouri, with the value of high-school education being significantly pulled
down. Natural selection is one of the most important aspects of biology
We ask the Missouri General Assembly to vote
against the bill and save high school education in the state of Missouri!Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Richard Gibbs) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of YouSign.org.Join our FB Group for access to the most important causes: Petition Signers
Published on February 25, 2014 @ 12:26 h
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