Michigan may be the next front in the fight to get Intelligent Design taught in schools according to this Detroit Free Press article. Not surprising consider that Ann Arbor is home to the Thomas More Law Center which defended the Dover school board in its recent court battle. The case in question could arise from a couple of teachers in a local district who took it upon themselves to include ID into their school’s curriculum:
The Michigan teachers, Julie Olson and Dawn Wenzel, included the book “Of Pandas and People,” which advocates intelligent design, on Gull Lake’s annual textbook list. The teachers also added a lesson involving the book to the district’s science curriculum.
The school board approved both, and the teachers taught intelligent design to middle school students for two years until a parent complained in the fall of 2004. That’s when the district ordered the teachers to stop.
The superintendent said board members approved the overall book list and curriculum and didn’t realize they were also approving something that included intelligent design. But the Thomas More Center maintained the district had approved teaching the controversial lessons, and it threatened to sue.
IDiotsfolks at TMLC haven’t said if they’re going to follow through on their threat as of yet as they’re still stinging pretty bad from the royal bitch-slapping they took from Judge Jones in PA:
Center president and chief counsel Richard Thompson said he would like to appeal the Pennsylvania decision, but it was up to the Dover school board, which indicated Tuesday it likely would not appeal.
“What this really looks like is an ad hominem attack on scientists who happen to believe in God,” Thompson said of Jones’ ruling. Thompson is a former Oakland County prosecutor
Apparently the judgment I read and the one Mr. Thompson read must be two different documents as the one I saw was a pretty well reasoned rebuke of the claim that ID is science that deserves to be taught alongside Evolution in science classrooms.