Wednesday, October 25, 2006

 

Canada: Teach Darwin, Quebec tells evangelicals

Toronto, Quebec - Quebec has launched a crackdown on unlicensed evangelical schools, saying the province will shut down any institution that does not follow the provincial curriculum and teach Darwinism.

Education Minister Jean-Marc Fournier (homepage) said yesterday some evangelical schools have been operating illegally in the province and teaching their own curriculum. All Quebec schools require a permit to instruct students.

'Schools that have a permit must of course follow the curriculum, which includes the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution,' Mr. Fournier said.

Elsewhere in Canada, governments tend not to interfere with what is taught in independent schools, unless a particular school is using the provincial curriculum. [Creationism, Intelligent Design, Evangelism]

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