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Mississippi law protects origin of life discussionscomment (0)

May 25, 2006

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi students are free to discuss creationism in public schools now that Gov. Haley Barbour signed a new state law that says no limits may be placed on teachers and students when addressing the origin of life. “No local school board, school superintendent or school principal shall prohibit a public school classroom teacher from discussing and answering questions from individual students on the origin of life,” stated the bill, which  was signed by Barbour in late April.

Local school officials told The Associated Press that they had not previously encountered disputes about what theories could be discussed in class, but they fear the new law is so vague that court challenges are almost certain to arise.

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