It sounds like a hoax, but it's apparently true: The Loch Ness Monster is on the science class syllabus for kids at Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake, Louisiana.
Way to pick and choose your hoaxes. See: Bigfoot. Of course the existence of Bigfoot would go a long way in supporting Darwin.
Eternity Christian Academy uses the fundamentalist A.C.E. Curriculum to teach students "to see life from God's point of view."
Starting in the fall, thousands of schoolchildren will receive publicly funded vouchers to attend private schools, some of which are religious. Religious schools in Louisiana will receive public funding as part of a push from Louisiana's governor, Bobby Jindal, to move millions of tax dollars to cover tuition for private schools, including small bible-based church schools. Money will fund schools that have "bible-based math books" and biology texts that refute evolution.
Bible-based math book sample question. Q: If Judas left Jerusalem walking at 2 cubits per hour, how many hours would it take him to reach Nazareth? A: Arithmetic will not save you from eternal damnation.
At Eternity Christian Academy, pastor-turned-principal Marie Carrier says that the her first through eighth-grade students learn at their own pace from Christian workbooks. The beginning science text explains "what God made" on each of the six days of creation. Evolution is not taught.
Carrier said, "We try to stay away from all those things that might confuse our children." She hopes to secure enrollment of 135 voucher students for the 2012-2013 school year. According to the website Salon, the school currently has just 38 students.
Evidence-based arguments can be very confusing.
Well, waddya know. Lousiana students rank at the bottom of math and science? Can't imagine why. It might be because they not only discourage the concept of evolution/science, they ignore it completely. Go forth, young people, Bible in hand, to spread the word and smite the wicked/non-Christians. That is, in between your shifts at Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, there aren't an abundance of many Bible-based questions on the SAT. For now...