South Dakota Creationism Bill Dies in Committee

A South Dakota state senator’s bill that would have permitted the teaching of creationism and “intelligent design” in public school classrooms has died.

Marketed as an “academic freedom” bill, Sen. Jeff Monroe’s proposal would have prohibited local school boards from penalizing any teacher who decided to assist students “understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective man­ner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories.”

The bill was rejected by the Senate Education Committee Feb. 10.

Read more about it here.