Outcry as Turkey moves evolution from curriculum

Author: Agence France PresseWed, 2017-07-05 13:59ID: 1499287497867291700Ankara: A move by the Turkish education ministry to remove evolution from the national school curriculum has sparked an outcry and accusations the government is “brainwashing” students.The government says the change — part of a broad revision of the school curriculum — will modernize learning.But critics see it has a step back from scientific rigour toward creationism by the Islamic-rooted authorities under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The head of the Turkish education board, Alparslan Durmus, said in a video message evolution would no longer be taught in biology lessons in high schools from September onwards as it was “controversial.”
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