Appeals court says GA school board must remove evolution disclaimer stickers now

[JURIST] A federal appeals court has denied a request by the Georgia Cobb County School Board [district website] to keep disclaimer stickers calling evolution a "theory, not a fact" on the inside of district textbooks while appealing their case [JURIST report]. Earlier this year, a federal district court ordered the School Board to remove the stickers [JURIST report] on grounds that they violate the separation of church and state [District Court ruling]. In 1987 the US Supreme Court ruled in Edwards v. Aguillard [opinion, Cornell LII] that creationism may not be taught alongside evolution in publicly funded schools. Following the District Court ruling, the school board had tentatively made plans to pay staff and students to remove the stickers from 34,000 textbooks, but then sought to delay the process. AP has more.

 

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