This whole country is going anti-science. We're pretty much dooming ourselves to being a has-been in the world if we don't have the knowledge required to stay on top of scientific research (among other things).
We're supposed to leave the world a better place for our children. Instead, we're wrecking it, and we're keeping them ignorant so they won't know it.
This is an interesting story about what kids are (not) being taught in Arkansas.