A Map Showing Which U.S. Public Schools Teach Creationism to Kids

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This map charts out all the schools receiving public funding that teach creationism — whether they're public schools or private and charter schools that receive public funding.

Slate put together this map, as well as an accompanying state-by-state breakdown, of what's going on in science classes around the country — and the laws and ordinances that govern them. Louisiana and Tennessee both have state laws allowing public schools to opt out of teaching evolution, but, as the map shows, that's not the only way that creationism can make it into the classroom. The public schools teaching creationism are shown in green — but there's also charter schools (shown in red) and private schools that receive tax-funded vouchers (in orange).


So, what's going on in where you are? Are there schools that the map is missing? Tag your locale on the map and and tell us about the science classes in your local schools.