POSITION STATEMENTS ON TEACHING EVOLUTION
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA):
"The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) strongly supports the position that evolution is a major unifying concept in science and should be emphasized in K-12 science education frameworks and curricula..."
ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE TEACHER EDUCATION (ASTE):
"The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) strongly supports the position that biological evolution provides the theoretical foundation for all modern biology. Biological evolution (hereafter referred to as evolution) states that "all living things have arisen from common ancestors..."
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BIOLOGY TEACHERS (NABT):
"The frequently-quoted declaration of Theodosius Dobzhansky (1973) that "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" accurately reflects the central, unifying role of evolution in the science of biology..."
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS):
"Evolution is one of the most robust and widely accepted principles of modern science. It is the foundation for research in a wide array of scientific fields and, accordingly, a core element in science education..."