[JURIST] The newly elected Dover Area School District [official website] school board on Tuesday evening unanimously voted to rescind the district's policy of teaching intelligent design theory [Natural History backgrounder] as an alternative to evolution in high school science classes. The vote follows last month's federal court ruling [PDF text; JURIST report] that the policy, approved in October 2004, was an unconstitutional violation of the Establishment Clause. Last November, voters in the Pennsylvania school district ousted eight members of the school board [JURIST report], replacing them with members opposed to the teaching of intelligent design. AP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Federal judge rules against 'intelligent design' in public schools
- Robertson says PA town ousting intelligent design school board spurned God
- Kansas school board approves intelligent design approach to evolution
- Pennsylvania intelligent design trial ends
- Federal trial begins in challenge to 'intelligent design' theory
- ACLU to file first lawsuit against teaching of "intelligent design" creationism