South Dakota lawmakers defeated a bill that would have allowed teachers to address strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories like evolution and climate change.

The House Education Committee voted to send the bill to the 41st day, effectively killing the proposal, on an 11-4 vote.

Opponents from the South Dakota Department of Education, various education advocacy groups, teachers and others stood to oppose it saying it was unnecessary and could allow teachers to instruct on alternative theories not approved by local school boards.

Click here to read the full story in the Argus Leader (February 22, 2017)


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