Critics Of Kansas' Science Standards Appeals Ruling

Dec 31, 2014

A nonprofit group that believes science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of its lawsuit.

Citizens for Objective Public Education went to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday.

They want to overturn U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree's recent decision that rejected their claim that the standards violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.

Crabtree ruled that opponents did not allege specific enough injuries from their adoption last year to allow the lawsuit to proceed.

The guidelines treat both evolution and climate change as key scientific concepts (to be taught starting in Kindergarten.)