Sunday, July 09, 2006


Revisiting intelligent design

Revisiting intelligent design: Less than five months after evolution won a round in the State Board of Education, some board members want to reopen the debate.

Colleen Grady, a board member from the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville, wants to add guidelines to the state science standards for teaching on such topics as evolution, global warming, stem-cell research and cloning.

Grady said she views her proposal as a compromise to ensure that differing views are considered when teaching such hot-button issues.

'We would provide a template so schools would be comfortable discussing controversial issues,' she said last week.

Grady sits on the board's Achievement Committee, which is expected to discuss the proposal when it meets Monday in Columbus.

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