While discussions of science standards are often couched in bureaucratic-sounding language, the impact of these policies can be profound.
Educated people in the medieval period were well aware that the Earth is round, a fact immediately evident when you see a lunar eclipse.
No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID.
If you want your sons and daughters to be well educated about evolution, then hope their biology teachers don’t rely on materials from the Genetic Science Learning Center.
The hypothesis of design in nature is a great idea, none greater, that has fueled the best in culture for millennia.