Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Good news from Darby
In a record turn out, voters in Darby, Montana voted over two to one to reject creationist candidates for school board. “Preliminary counts showed incumbent Bob Wetzsteon and Erik Abrahamsen with a 42 percent lead over incumbent Gina Schallenberger and Robert House in the Darby school board race for two three-year terms.”

Schallenberger’s efforts to introduce an “objective origins” curriculum created by creationist think tanks the Intelligent Design Network and the Discovery Institute has divided tiny Darby for months. Since first proposing the curriculum last December, Darby has lost its school superintendent, had the high school students go out on strike, incurred multiple lawsuits against the school board, failed to hire a new superintendent twice, and seen their town ridiculed in state and national news. Let’s wish the kids a quiet and uncontroversial graduation. They deserve it.

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