Orleans Parish School Board Votes to Ban Creationism
Creationism won’t be taught in Orleans Parish Public Schools. That is the message from the School Board this week after it voted in favor of keeping religion out of science classes.
“It was a unanimous vote. I was very pleasantly surprised,” said outgoing School Board President Thomas Robichaux.
After years of debate, the Orleans Parish School Board voted on Tuesday night to keep creationism out of its classrooms. The decision means students won’t learn about the religious theory that God created the universe and everything in it — at least not in science class.
“To teach anything but scientific theory in a science class is just wrong for our kids. The (Louisiana Science Education Act) is a direct attack on our children’s future and this is a direct defense to that,” said Robichaux.
The new policy approved by OPSB bans creationist textbooks from being used in the classroom.