Teaching Evolution: Mississippi and Alabama's Report Cards

Teaching Evolution: Mississippi and Alabama's Report Cards

November 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Where: 
Center for Faculty Development
Price: 
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Katie James katie.james@usm.edu 601-266-4306

Evolutionary theory is foundational to multiple disciplines but remains culturally controversial. It is an umbrella under which all other disciplines and explanations for life can be nested, yet many educators avoid teaching it because of potential for community backlash. In this talk, Dr. Chris Lynn of the University of Alabama will explore how Mississippi and Alabama fare in state assessment of student understanding of evolution.