Out of the Books

Schoolchildren in Turkey will no longer be learning about evolution, NPR reports.

Beginning this fall, new textbooks are being introduced for grades one, five, and nine, it adds, noting that the other grades will receive new books next year. Evolution is typically taught in ninth grade, but no longer will be, NPR reports. It says that the Turkish government is implementing a 'values-based curriculum.'

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