Hemant has the story of a 500 page book that a public school science teacher gave to his students to teach them creationism instead of evolution. That was about a decade ago, but the book itself just became available. It’s every bit as bad as you might imagine. This went on for 15 years before someone finally exposed it, anonymously. If no one blows the whistle on it, this kind of thing can go on forever. And we know from surveys that an astonishing percentage of science teachers are really teaching creationism.
So how can you stop this? By filing open records requests. You can go to your local public school and file a Freedom of Information Act request (or the state equivalent of one) and in most states, the teachers have to give you all of the material they are using to teach their classes. If you discover that one is handing out creationist material, go to the ACLU, Americans United, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, or just send it to me and I’ll make sure it gets into the right hands.