Critics Decry Tennessee’s ‘Monkey Bill’ | Talking Points Memo

Tennessee is on the verge of enacting a bill to allow teachers to address “debates” and “disputes” surrounding scientific “controversies” like evolution and climate change. Proponents say the bill is supposed to empower teachers to address their students’ concerns and to foster debate; critics argue it’s a back door to teaching creationism and questioning settled science.

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