An article on NRO defends Louisiana's evolution muddle, a muddle that Governor Bobby Jindal has done much to bring about. The author writes:
Students need to know about the current scientific consensus on a given issue, but they also need to be able to evaluate critically the evidence on which that consensus rests. They need to learn about competing interpretations of the evidence offered by scientists, as well as anomalies that aren't well explained by existing theories.
Right. Because, you know, 11-year-olds are so capable of critically evaluating advanced scientific minutiae. Because, you know, preteens (or even high-school students, for that matter) are such judicious thinkers, so savvy when separating scientific reasoning from philosophical musing. Because, you know, they should of course be doing all this in their biology classes.