School Board candidate Q&A: Should alternatives to the theory of evolution, sometimes called creationism or intelligent design, be taught in science classes?

April 1, 2013 

In the days leading to the April 2 municipal election, we'll be publishing responses from School Board candidates to a range of questions. Read other questions at adn.com/cityelection

Q: Should alternatives to the theory of evolution, sometimes called creationism or intelligent design, be taught in science classes?

School Board Seat A

Bettye Davis: No

Don Smith: I think that all aspects should be presented and taught to our students

School Board Seat B

Stephanie Cornwell-George: I believe children should be educated to understand different perspectives. I think building an understanding of what others believe helps reduce social problems and hatred. I do not believe it should be taught as "the" theory of evolution. I think that this was covered in history or social studies while I was growing up but I can't recall exactly.

Eric Croft: No

David Nees: If that is what the public wants

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