ACLU Opposes Creationism in Ohio Curriculum

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SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) – Some parents and a civil rights group oppose policies to insert creationism and other religious issues into a western Ohio school district’s classrooms.

The Dayton Daily News reports the Springboro School Board took comments on the proposed policy changes at a meeting Thursday night attended by parents, students and teachers.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Thursday to the board urging members to abandon the plan to list to add creationism and evolution as discussion issues appropriate for students.

The board president says people should be allowed to talk about the issues in the classroom. The policy also would include issues such as sex education, legalization of drugs, gun rights and climate change as appropriate for classroom discussion.

A decision will be made at a future meeting.

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