I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the attached exam actually given to a child linked on the internet. It sums up so perfectly the alarm the secular world has for what is passed off as “teaching” by Christian zealots.
The children at this and many other schools are taught the universe is about 6,000 years old and the human children played with dinosaurs. They are taught how to divert discussions with people who challenge them about creationism to something other than science.
The test is much more like a review of propaganda than it is like an academic exam. Students are expected to know the company explanation, not one established by independent sources.
Teaching creationism is appropriate for courses in religion. There, all or at least several of the famous creation stories would be presented and the societal setting of them critiqued.
It seems like the religious community itself would feel some guilt at such teaching. In addition, one would think it would see the benefits of teaching good information to its children.
The good thing about the attached exam is the clarity with which exposes the sham of religion dominated education. As time goes on, hopefully there will be national recognition of the harm done to children and it will become less popular.
Public education in the U. S. need lots of improvement. At least public education begins with the goal of providing children with a good education.
The kind of religious education illustrated here has a different goal, religious indoctrination.