Anti-Evolution Stickers to be Removed from Books in Region 8 School

JULY 13, 2005 - Posted at 7:45 a.m. CDT

BEEBE, AR - The Beebe School Board has decided to remove creationist stickers put in science textbooks to counter the theory of evolution.

The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union had announced in February that an agreement had been reached with the Beebe School District to remove the stickers, after the ACLU threatened to file suit.

Superintendent Belinda Shook says the stickers apparently had little or no effect in prompting students to ask questions in science classes.

The stickers bear the title, "A Message from the Beebe School Board."  They describe evolution as a "controversial theory" that "alone is not adequate to explain the origins of life" and name an "intelligent designer" as a possible source of life.

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