Local Group Pushes for ID in Science Classes

A local conservative group in Montgomery County, Texas is mounting a petition drive to mandate the teaching of "intelligent design" in all six school districts in the county. Jim Jenkins, president of the Republican Leadership Council (RLC), said that the group is attempting to convince school boards to supplement evolution with intelligent design, reported the Magnolia Potpourri (2003 Jul 22); available on-line here.

"We just want equal time", Jenkins said. "We want equal representation in the classroom." The state curriculum currently requires the teaching of evolution. Steven Schafersman, president of Texas Citizens for Science, told the Potpourri, "There is no scientific validity to 'intelligent design' at all", adding, "It does not belong in the science curriculum at all."