Remember Kurt Zimmerman? He was the Knoxville, TN father who wanted an Honors Biology textbook banned because it included the following passage:
(You can find the context of that quotation here.)
Anyway, the Knox County school board listened to a review committee’s recommendation and voted 6-3 in favor of keeping the book.
… although board members voted to keep it in the classroom, they directed Superintendent Jim McIntyre to send a letter to the publisher ‘suggesting that they consider less provocative wording in future editions,’ according to an approved motion submitted by board Chairwoman Indya Kincannon.
Kurt Zimmermann, the Farragut High School father who brought the appeal to have the book removed or amended, said while he wasn’t pleased with the decision, ‘some good things came out of it … we got awareness of (the issue), and that was the important thing.’
It’s hardly “provocative” to state the fact that Creationism is a myth.
Still, the board made the right decision in dismissing Zimmermann. Good for them.
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