“If Senator Kruse had education experience he would know that students across the country are already doing that every day in the public school classroom,” Skinner says. “They question everything, and I think a teacher who’s actually doing their job will answer those questions.”
Rep. Bob Behning, Republican chairman of the House Education Committee, told the Star that the bill was too vague and he wasn't interested in pursuing it.
The Huffington Post offered some helpful historical context.
"Creationism legislation has been on the rise nationally in the last year, with Tennessee passing a bill similar to Kruse's proposal, and several other states also proposing (though failing to pass) bills to teach creationism. Louisiana passed a 'truth in education' bill in 2008. Earlier this year, former New Hampshire state Rep. Jerry Bergevin, R-Manchester, suggested that the teaching of evolution led to the Columbine massacre and the rise of the Nazi Party. Bergevin left office Wednesday after losing a bid for a second term. New Hampshire lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. John Lynch's veto earlier this year of a bill that would allow parents to object to any part of the school curriculum and allow the teaching of an alternate curriculum."
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