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Bret Harte School Board Science Policy

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We assert the current Science Instruction Policy:

“Philosophical and religious theories are based, at least in part, on faith, and are not subject
to scientific test and refutation. Such beliefs shall not be discussed in science classes, but may
be addressed in the social science and language arts curricula.”

Goes too far as a prior restraint on free speech, and therefore we are requesting this Bret Harte School Board amend this policy as follows:

“Students may constructively discuss philosophical and/or religious theories provided they are presented in a manner that directly informs the educational inquiry at hand, and are presented respectfully without proselytizing.”

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