With the release of Ben Stein’s new documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
, it is an indication that the debate over intelligent design is neither simple nor easily understood [Film Listings
, April 25]. Whether or not you believe in intelligent design theory, it is hard to avoid the controversy swirling around it. With public school teachers strongly opposed to having it in the biology curriculum and evangelical fundamentalists advocating for equal time, students are stuck in the middle. I personally don’t feel that I.D. theory should be allowed in schools, with the exception of private schools or higher-education institutes. It really only becomes an issue when the topic slips into the public school curriculum, where it surely has no place. I think it’s important for people to remain educated and aware of the current debate. But more importantly, parents need to be aware of what their children are learning in school. Get involved. Stay informed.