According to the Reading and Writing and Religion II a report by the Texas Freedom Network, many Texas children are being taught creationism including the myth that the earth is only 6,000 years old. So what do you think of this development? What should we do about it? Should creationism be taught in schools?
Texas Public Schools: Still Teaching Creationism | Mother Jones
I'm not sure there's much of a "development."
Mother Jones begins with "In Texas schools, children learn...." The reader who's only skimming might not notice that that only a handful of schools are mentioned.
I didn't know what the Texas Freedom Network is but was curious enough, given that the source is Mother Jones, to Google it and one of the schools. According to Wiki.Org:
The Texas Freedom Network
(TFN) is a Texas organization formed to protect religious freedom, defend civil liberties, and strengthen public schools in the State of Texas. Their activism takes the form of grassroots organizing to counter the activities of the Christian Right in the state, providing an alternative media perspective on issues, training people to identify and oppose the Christian Right's activities, promote tolerance of other people's religious freedom, and providing policy alternatives.[SUP]
[/SUP] It was formed in 1996 by Cecile Richards.[SUP]
[/SUP] As of the late 1990s, it had fewer than three thousand contributors and only three full-time staff, but had been relatively successful in its media efforts and has been credited for making it more difficult for the Christian Right to get its message out uncontested.[SUP]
[/SUP] By 2004 it had 19,000 members.[SUP]
Texas Freedom Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Who is Cecile Richards? Cecile Richards
[/SUP] is an American activist and has been the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 2006. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Cecile Richards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of Texas is just over 26 million. Prosper, Texas, according to Wiki, has an estimated population of close to 15,000.
Prosper, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But the Prosper ISD seems to be doing okay:
Prosper ISD is excited to be a member of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (the Consortium). After an application process, the Texas Commissioner of Education announced in October 2012 that our district would join 22 other districts from across the state of Texas to develop high priority learning standards, meaningful assessments and a community-based accountability system that is not over-reliant on high stakes testing.
The Consortium is charged with making a number of recommendations to the governor, legislature and commissioner of education that will be designed to make schools stronger so that our students are prepared to succeed in post-secondary education settings and the workforce.
Prosper ISD - Texas High Performance Schools Consortium