Quoting MysticWitchKat:" Should school be allowed to choose whether or not they want to teach it at all, compared to teaching ... [snip!] ... nothing or creationism? Do you think parents should be able to pull their children out of classes that teach it and not fail?"
OR the teacher's need to be willing to deal with kids who do not feel the same way. As in, allowing kids to write a paper disproving evolution if they don't want to prove it, and actually giving decent marks on it.
This happened to me in high school. My high school bio teacher did allow us to write disproving evolution if we wanted to. But, because he didn't agree with the position of creationism, gave crap marks to anyone who did.
You cannot tell me that my 14 page, thoroughly researched paper on creationism deserved a 62%, while the two page report with no actual scientific basis that one of the guys handed in deserved a 95%.
If you are going to teach theories such as evolution and creationism in a public school setting, there are two things that must happen. For one thing, the students themselves need to be allowed to express their opinions within the classroom, without fear of being mocked or marked down by the teachers. This didn't exist in that classroom. Secondly, the teachers need to be professionals, and put aside their personal opinions, and base any gradings of debates between creation and evolution, or any expressions of these two theories, with no bias whatsoever. That is the only way schools should be allowed to teach creation and evolution, as two theories.
Because while creation is often presented as a theory, evolution is all too often presented as a fact, depending on the personal bias of a teacher.