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