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TN parent objects to "biblical myth" statement in textbook

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The father of a Knox County public school student says his son's biology textbook is baised against Christians.

The school board was scheduled to consider Kurt Zimmerman's appeal of a review panel's finding at a board work session on Monday.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Zimmerman wants a change of textbooks because the honors biology course book used at Farragut High School describes creationism as a "biblical myth." He is asking that what he termed "non-bias" textbooks be used.

A six-person textbook review committee concluded the material wasn't questionable and recommended the book not be banned.

School superintendent Jim McIntyre asked the board to both hear Zimmerman's request and uphold the committee's finding. A decision is expected Wednesday.

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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