NCSE on American evolution education in Charlie Hebdo

NCSE was featured in "Écoles américaines: Dieu fait la classe" ("American schools: God is teaching the class"), a November 30, 2022, report in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on the interaction between religion and public schools in the United States.

The report quoted NCSE's Deputy Director Glenn Branch frequently, both in explaining general features of the educational landscape of the United States, such as the decentralized nature of educational governance and the First Amendment's guarantee of separation of church and state, and in discussing specific issues in evolution education, such as ways in which creationists attempt to compromise the presentation of evolution in the public schools and to shelter their students from evolution in private or home schools.

Although Charlie Hebdo's report claims that more than half of U.S. adults reject evolution, citing data from Gallup and a study in which NCSE researchers collaborated, in fact a majority of Americans have accepted evolution in recent years according to both datasets.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

branch@ncse.ngo