Evolution in the Public Schools: Progress is Possible
With guest speaker:
Deputy Director, NCSE
Saturday, August 21, 2021
2:00 pm Pacific Time
Ever since the Scopes trial of 1925, the public has been fascinated by tales of creationism and evolution in the public schools. But what is in fact taught about evolution in the public schools these days? In his talk, Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education will discuss the results of a recent representative national survey of American public high school biology teachers and middle school science teachers. Among the important findings: while only a bare majority of high school biology teachers presented evolution as the scientific consensus in 2007, about two thirds of them did so in 2019. So, progress is possible!
Glenn Branch is deputy director of the National Center for Science Education (www.ncse.ngo), a non-profit organization that supports and defends the teaching of evolution and climate change. He received the Evolution Education Award for 2020 from the National Association of Biology Teachers.