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Science in Schools

Science education vs. high-profile ignorance | Ars Technica

In what passes for political discourse in the US these days, state school board hearings provided citizens with the opportunity to accuse the new standards of being simultaneously fascism and socialism. The Courier-Journal quotes a Baptist minister as saying, "Outsiders are telling public school families that we must follow the rich man's elitist religion of evolution, that we no longer have what the Kentucky Constitution says is the right to worship almighty God. Instead, this fascist method teaches that our children are the property of the state."

Meanwhile, another person suggested they could be a platform for socialist genocide: "The way socialism works is it takes anybody that doesn't fit the mold and discards them… we are even talking genocide and murder here, folks."