Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
This week on Zombie Popcorn’s This Non-Religious Life, Bob and Jason (Ken is out) answer an email about the A beka curriculum. If you are not aware of A beka books, they are, according to their website;
A Beka Book provides Christian schools and homeschools with outstanding curriculum and textbooks built on a foundation of academic excellence and Christian character training. Schools and homeschools benefit from our treasury of textbooks and teaching materials that reflect the very best in traditional education, comprehensive curriculum, and eternal truths.
As you will find out in this episode, they teach biblical teaching as fact, including Noah’s Ark, and as stated in Wikipedia,
A Beka Book has been criticized by the University of California and National Center for Science Education for publishing information contrary to accepted historical consensus, scientific consensus, especially regarding the theory of evolution. A Beka Book takes firm Biblical literalist and young earth creationist positions in its science curriculum, portraying the Genesis creation narrative as a fact, which goes against scientific consensus. In particular, A Beka Book was criticized for selling works that are contradictory to the scientific consensus regarding the origins of the universe, origins of life, and evolution. In Association of Christian Schools International et al. v. Roman Stearns et al., a judge upheld the University of California’s rejection of A Beka publications for preparatory use because the books are “inconsistent with the viewpoints and knowledge generally accepted in the scientific community.”
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