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Critics say students are taught creationism in two Austin schools

By Benjamin Wermund - American-Statesman Staff



A charter school operator with contracts to teach at two Austin high schools has come under fire for questioning evolution in its science curriculum — the latest in a long line of clashes over Christianity in Texas classrooms.

Advocates for the separation of church and state allege that Responsive Education Solutions — one of the state’s largest charter operators, which the Austin school district partners with at Lanier and Travis high schools — is pushing creationism and could be violating the First Amendment.

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