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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Oregon Department of Education (2007)*

We have been getting a number of questions about the teaching of "creationism" and "intelligent design." Here's the state's position:

The Oregon Science Content Standards adopted in April of 2001 clearly require the teaching of evolution. All content standards are adopted through the legislative process and are required in the public schools in Oregon. In addition, each of these standards has underlying benchmarks and eligible content that can be addressed in statewide testing.

The following Oregon Common Curriculum Goals (CCG) and Content Standards (CS) relate most

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

American Federation of Teachers — Oregon *

 

Resolution Against So-Called Academic Freedom Bills that Undermine the Accurate Teaching of Evolution

 

Whereas, biological evolution is a fundamental underpinning of modern biological thought and research and is not the subject of controversy among scientists; and

Whereas, the unfettered teaching of evolution in public schools has been under attack since the early part of the twentieth century, and before; and

Whereas, the Supreme Court further declared in Edwards v. Aguillard that

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