On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism, and violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.
The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree, in his ruling yesterday, found that a nonprofit group of parents and taxpayers challenging the standards did not claim specific enough injuries from adoption of the guidelines to allow the case to go forward.
It was last year that the Kansas Board of Education adopted new standards treating both evolution and climate change as key scientific concepts to be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The guidelines replaced evolution-friendly standards that had been in place since 2007.
The lawsuit was filed by Citizens for Objective Public Education, a group based in the town of Peck.