Texas students in publicly funded charter schools run by Responsive Education Solutions are learning that, ‘in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth,” as well as that feminism is responsible for single women turning to the federal government as ‘surrogate husband[s].”

According to Zack Kopplin at Slate, Responsive Education Solutions has been ‘infiltrating and subverting” the charter school movement in order to push an explicitly Christian, conservative agenda.

Responsive Education Solutions has 17,000 students, more than 65 schools, and receives $82 million in public funding annually.

Kopplin acquired workbook for the school’s biology ‘Knowledge Unit,” which shares a first sentence with the King James Bible: ‘In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.”

The material that followed was equally misleading, including sections that claim that scientists ‘question the validity of the conclusions concerning the age of Earth.” The biology workbook is replete with other creationist arguments against evolutionary theory, including that there is no experimental data to back it; that transitional fossils which should exist, don’t; and that the theory can be directly linked to the rise of eugenics in Nazi Germany.

The book manufactures doubt where none should exist, and it does so deliberately. Rosalinda Gonalez, Response Education Solution’s Vice […]

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