creationism http://kbia.org en Teaching Of Evolution In K-12 Schools Would Be Regulated Under Mo. House Bill http://kbia.org/post/teaching-evolution-k-12-schools-would-be-regulated-under-mo-house-bill State and local-level school officials would be required to develop guidelines for teaching evolution under legislation making its way through the&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.<p>If passed, school districts would have to, “encourage students to explore scientific questions” regarding the “strengths and weaknesses” of both biological and chemical evolution.&#160; The sponsor,&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=099">State Representative&#160;Andrew Koenig</a> (R, Winchester), says&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB179&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 179</a>&#160;stresses academic freedom.<p>“It does not mandate curriculum to the teacher," Koenig said.&#160; "It’s really up to the school district, and if evolution is gonna be taught, it just allows them to teach the scientific strengths and weaknesses.” Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:39:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29319 at http://kbia.org Teaching Of Evolution In K-12 Schools Would Be Regulated Under Mo. House Bill Lawmakers discuss bill to teach evolution in schools http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-discuss-bill-teach-evolution-schools <p>A Missouri State Representative thinks evolution needs to be more clearly taught in schools.</p><p>Representative Andrew Koenig’s House Bill 179 was discussed at a public hearing Wednesday morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education.</p><p>Koenig’s bill would allow teachers to teach the strengths and weaknesses of evolution freely. He said this approach will encourage students to explore science.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:00:37 +0000 Tyler Greever 29249 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers discuss bill to teach evolution in schools