Candidates for the Brentwood School Board took part in a League of Women Voters forum last week; one question they were asked was how evolution vs. creationism should be taught. Later, a resident challenged their opinions — most said teach both — in an open letter.
Both Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights schools responded to a letter from 40 South asking how evolution and/or creationism is taught in their schools.
MRH Director of Communications Brian Adkisson replied with an answer. Brentwood Principal Ed Johnson said they are on spring break, and would like to discuss it next week.
The MRH response to how evolution and/or creationism is taught:
“Evolution is a component of the overall science curriculum and taught as part of those classes. Creationism would be integrated as part of a larger discussion of various world religions and their respective beliefs in various social science classes.”