A group representing religious schools in California is suing the University of California system. At issue, the question of whether creationist courses in high school are counted as science credit for college admissions.
The Association of Christian Schools International, which
represents more than 800 schools, filed a federal lawsuit
Thursday claiming UC admissions officials have refused to
certify high school science courses that use textbooks
challenging Darwin's theory of evolution. Other rejected courses
include "Christianity's Influence in American History."
According to the lawsuit, the Calvary Chapel Christian School in
Murrieta was told its courses were rejected because they use
textbooks printed by two Christian publishers, Bob Jones
University Press and A Beka Books.
Image: Pastafarians don't need to sue universities -- they already know that 99% of undergrads in the USA subsist on a diet comprised largely of 10/$0.99 ramen packets. His Noodliness is amply represented in American academia.
(Thanks, Jason Schultz, via IP list)
Meanwhile, the NY Times reports that 20% of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth. Link (Thanks, TomorrowYesterday)
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