Many parents who homeschool their children are evangelical Christians, and if they want creationist textbooks they have plenty to choose from. But for evangelical parents who believe in mainstream biology, the options are thin on the ground - and now some parents are demanding them.
Erinn Cameron Warton, an evangelical and a scientist who homeschools, told the Atlantic that "she was horrified when she opened a homeschool science textbook and found a picture of Adam and Eve putting a saddle on a dinosaur. 'I nearly choked,' says the mother of three." Warton has since put together her own homeschool curriculum.
Another evangelical mom who homeschools, Jen Baird Seurkamp, explained to the Atlantic that she "avoids textbooks that discredit evolution."
At least one publisher has started catering to evangelical parents who want textbooks that fairly present evolutionary theory. Christian Schools International are marketing a curriculum that "clearly presents science from a Christian perspective, but does not attempt to discredit the theory of evolution," their science advisor told the Atlantic.
Via the Atlantic.