|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
Kansas science review revives evolution debate
|TOPEKA - With evolution and politics hanging over the debate, the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday broke a deadlock and voted to review the science curriculum in Kansas schools.|
The review, however, will not start until a year from now. It will be comprehensive, and its outcome might depend on who controls the board after the next elections.
After Tuesday's decision, conservative and moderates on the board agreed on one thing: Evolution, which slipped off the front pages of newspapers for a while, has not disappeared as an issue in Kansas.
"I think it will come back," said Steve Abrams of Arkansas City, a leader of the conservative side.