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What's the Matter with Kansas?

It's hard to imagine Kansas as a hotbed of radical liberalism, but that's exactly what it was in the early decades of the 20th century when they elected socialists and ran robber barons out of town. No, when most people think of Kansas politics one thing usually comes to mind: evolution.

But there may be hope yet for Kansas' students. The state baord of education has experienced yet another shift and moderates, who promise to revisit the science standards and reinstate the teaching of evolution, are back in the driver's seat. But how confusing must it be to go through four years of a Kansas high school? According to this AP article:

Board control has bounced back and forth since 1998, resulting in anti-evolution standards for student testing in 1999, evolution-friendly ones in 2001, and back to anti-evolution ones adopted last year and scheduled to take effect in the 2007-08 school year.

Jesus, monkeys could do a better job of teaching these kids...

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