Barbara Cargill, who was Rick Perry’s choice to chair the Texas State Board of Education, criticized the curriculum used by several Texas schools called CSCOPE (which has been the target of various conspiracy theories) for not teaching students about “alternative” theories to evolution.
In a report by the Texas Freedom Network, Cargill was heard to say that book publishers and CSCOPE should teach “another side to the theory of evolution.”
“Our intent, as far as theories was to teach all sides of scientific explanations. But when I went on [to the CSCOPE website] last night, I couldn’t find anything that might be seen as another side to the theory of evolution. Every link, every lesson, everything, you know, was taught as ‘this is how the origin of life happened, this is how — this is what the fossil record proves,’ and all that’s fine, but that’s only one side.”
Since the scientific approach to evolution is fairly universal, the only “alternative theory” would be that of a religiously-based creationist approach — which brings in the question of Constitutionality and church-state separation.