Teaching evolution compromise reached in South Carolina

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How evolution is taught in South Carolina was debated once again on Tuesday, despite the Department of Education's June announcement that it was moving forward with the state's 2005 biology standards.

A six-member panel voted Tuesday unanimously on a change to the state's biology standards touted as a compromise that would encourage a discussion among students with the topic of evolution.

The recommendation now goes to the Education Oversight Committee and the Board of Education for approval, which is required by both bodies for the change to take effect.

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