Evolution Still an Issue for Kansas School Board

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KANSAS CITY, Mo — The state of Kansas continues to debate and tweek its position on teaching evolution and now the state board chairman has asked the board to establish its standards by the end of the year.

David Dennis, the current Kansas state school board chairman, outlined a timetable for establishing the new science standards, on which Kansas and other states are working.

Dennis is wanting to get the issue taken care of before newly elected officials take office.

A first draft of the new guidelines describes evolution as a well-established, core scientific concept.

A final draft of the science standards aren’t expected to be ready until next year according to the Kansas Education Commission.

The issue of how to teach both evolution and intelligent design has been a question debated frequently in Kansas in the past several years.

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