Teacher stops peddling creationism (April 7, 2016)

FFRF has stopped a Garrettsville, Ohio, public school teacher from promoting creationism in his classroom.

In January, Garfield High School biology teacher Gregory Walker taught a lesson on creationism/intelligent design as a precursor to a unit on evolution. Walker had four crosses on display during the lesson.

“As a matter of fact, there has never been evidence of macroevolution,” he said in a statement. “You can look at any fossil you want. There is no correlation, no go-between, from any organism to another. Ask any scientist.”

“Teaching creationism or any of its offshoots, such as intelligent design, in a public school, is unlawful, because creationism is not based on fact,” FFRF Legal Fellow Ryan Jayne wrote in a letter last month to Ted Lysiak, superintendent of the James A. Garfield School District.

“It’s agreed that Walker will no longer teach intelligent design and the science involved in it,” Lysiak writes.

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