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'Intelligent design' policy rescinded in Pennsylvania school district

[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.

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