Discrimination in America’s Schools

Written by Drew on August 2nd, 2005

Racial prejudice is an evil that has plagued this country for years. And, unfortunately, the battle to eradicate it had to be fought in America’s schools. We have made progress, although more needs to be done. Slowly but surely racial discrimination is fading into the background of our education centers.

However, another form of prejudice has reared its ugly head among impressionable minds in our nation’s schools. And because of its insidious nature, it is even more dangerous than threats against civil rights. I’m talking about religious prejudice, and, not only is it destroying souls, but it is also indoctrinating young minds with misinformation.

For years the theory of evolution has held a monopoly on science classes throughout America. Young people who graduate high school leave with the impression that evolution is more than a theory; to them it is a law known to be governing life on earth. Meanwhile, more and more attention has been raised concerning the theory of intelligent design–the idea that life on earth is too advanced to be explained by chance. On the contrary, only an Intelligent Designer (i.e., God) could be responsible for the world in which we live. Just yesterday President Bush said intelligent design ought to be discussed alongside evolution when teaching students about the origin of life. The president believes education ought to be open to all the possibilities. “I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,” Bush said. “You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.”

But have scientists endorsed Mr Bush’s proposal. No, they are concerned that such an approach would push religion on students in the classroom. They do not deny there is evidence supporting intelligent design. However, for them sometimes looking at the evidence is just too risky. Better to stick with the “comfortable” evolutionary approach we’ve been using for years than to open our minds to the truth.

Hmm… It sounds like our nation’s educators are blinding our children from looking at the evidence and forcing them to accept a theory that cannot, and will not, be proven as fact. Who’s pushing religion on our kids again?


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