I can buy that. At the end of the day, even though one theory has more evidence, they are both still theories. And I am against either being taught as fact until more evidence is gathered.
I still think that this issue has less to do with learning, and more to do with religious beliefs though. Religion doesnt not belong in science class unless there is evidence that gives it credibility.
Evolution has evidence, and Creationism doesnt, so evolution should be the standard theory until something else proves to be more correct, and parents who do not want their children to learn about it, should have the right to have their children in another classroom that explores other possibilities.
I hate the segregation idea. No. There are teaching standards for a reason. You don't get to slink out on science because it makes you uncomfortable. If you don't want your kid taught it, GO TO A PRIVATE, CHRISTIAN SCHOOL!
Simply put, teaching creationism AT ALL in public school is unconstitutional. Now, on the subject of private schools (since this thread doesn't have anything to do with public schools), if they want to rob kids of an education and have to hire another teacher entirely for a SINGLE UNIT (maybe a few days worth of material), then fine. fug em. Don't care. Just saddens me that we will change the standards of what is learned in science classes based on those who cry "this doesn't line up with my deeply held religious beliefs". And people wonder why our education system is failing and why the US is so far behind in the scientific community.