Friday, February 25, 2005

Can Evolution be Mediated?

One of the learning objectives of Florida’s mediation certification training programs is for participants to differentiate between issues which are appropriate for mediation and those that are not appropriate.

According to this article in the Macon Telegraph, a Cobb County, Georgia school district, in litigation for placing evolution disclaimers in biology texts, is expected to begin mediation on March 1st with the parents who have sued the district. The School District voted to take an appeal from the judge’s order [44 pages] in Selman v. Cobb County School District, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 432 [N.D. GA 2005]. The mediator is from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ mediation office.

Do you think this issue is appropriate for mediation?

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