An Ohio school district was within its rights to fire a teacher who introduced creationism into his classroom, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told the Ohio Supreme Court.
The case centers on John Freshwater, an eighth-grade science teacher in Mount Vernon. In 2003, Freshwater asked the school board to allow him to teach creationism and “intelligent design.” Board members refused, but Freshwater did it anyway. He was fired in January of 2011. Read more