Yes, it’s illegal to teach religiously based concepts of origins in public schools, but that doesn’t mean the schools all automatically follow the rulings or do a good job teaching evolution. Some teach it poorly, if at all.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Kennedy has been a swing voter on many church-state issues, and his departure from the court could dramatically shift the balance. Here's what’s at stake in this important battle.