[+/-] School board that backed intelligent design ousted
Challengers unseated eight out of nine Dover Board of Education members yesterday in a tight race that centered on the issue whether the theory of intelligent design has a place in science classes.
The ninth member of the York County school board was not up for re-election.
The eight board members unseated were all are proponents of a policy -- now the subject of a federal court case -- requiring high school freshmen to hear a statement about intelligent design before biology lessons about evolution.
Meanwhile, Kansas took another step back to the dark ages: the state Board of Education, in a 6-4 vote, approved science standards for public schools Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.