Kansas Voters Support Quality Science Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2006

Contact: Drew Courtney or Josh Glasstetter at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

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Kansas voters yesterday supported school board candidates committed to providing quality science education in Kansas schools. People For the American Way Deputy Legal Director Judith Schaeffer issued the following statement:

“Yesterday’s election results are a victory for public education and for the children of Kansas. All parents want their children to receive an excellent education to help prepare them for adulthood and the job market. Sound instruction in science, including evolution, is part of an excellent education. The radical right should understand once and for all that parents won’t play politics with their children’s futures. Yesterday’s vote helps prove that.”