Mike Woeflel

Senate Takes On School Discipline, Other Bills

Teachers may have the ability to remove troubled children from elementary school classrooms if Senate Bill 614 becomes law. The bill sparked a lot of debate on the chamber floor. It gives kindergarten through sixth grade teachers the ability to remove children from classes or from school if they are exhibiting certain behavior like threatening teachers or classmates or otherwise creating an unsafe learning environment. 

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Senate Passes Intelligent Design Bill For Public Classrooms

In 2005 a U.S District Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to teach intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public classrooms. A  bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday challenges that ruling. 

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