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May 20, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nationally watched debate that may ultimately be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court has captivated this normally quiet San Diego County community, as a fundamentalist Christian majority on the city's education board moves toward a policy mandating the teaching of creationism in public schools. In January, the three-member majority of the Vista Unified School District board assured anxious parents that they would not champion what many feared would be the beginnings of a pro-creationism agenda.
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March 14, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never in her wildest dreams did Barbara Donovan imagine running for office, let alone winning a seat on the school board that California education authorities once called "the most closely watched in the state." Nor could she have predicted the issues she would inherit as a new board member: Creationism. Prayer in the schools. A ban on free breakfast programs for underprivileged children. Sex education programs that preached abstinence mixed with fundamentalist religious doctrine.
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NEWS
August 14, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embattled but resilient Christian right majority of the Vista school board early Friday achieved what its three members had been promising for months: It formally opened the door to the teaching of creationism in the city's public schools.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in suburban Vista have recalled two members of a Christian conservative bloc on the school board, which had gained national attention by seeking to impose a strait-laced approach to sex education. The third member of the bloc opted not to seek reelection to the Vista board, which sets policy for a middle-income, racially diverse district of 22 schools and 22,000 students.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in suburban Vista have recalled two members of a Christian conservative bloc on the school board, which had gained national attention by seeking to impose a strait-laced approach to sex education. The third member of the bloc opted not to seek reelection to the Vista board, which sets policy for a middle-income, racially diverse district of 22 schools and 22,000 students.
NEWS
March 14, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never in her wildest dreams did Barbara Donovan imagine running for office, let alone winning a seat on the school board that California education authorities once called "the most closely watched in the state." Nor could she have predicted the issues she would inherit as a new board member: Creationism. Prayer in the schools. A ban on free breakfast programs for underprivileged children. Sex education programs that preached abstinence mixed with fundamentalist religious doctrine.
NEWS
January 22, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An overflow crowd of several hundred jammed a school auditorium Thursday night, with many accusing the city's newly elected school board of dividing the community along lines of race and religion. More than three dozen speakers assailed or defended school board members for injecting into public debate the issue of creationism in the science curriculum and whether to hire, with district funds, four new lawyers known for their involvement in right-wing causes.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Allen's Alley Cafe, the noontime conversation these days often turns to a hot topic: The city's school board, whose new members make up what many call a right-wing, Bible-beating majority bent on change. Skeptical parents envision a new era in which sex education classes serve as pulpits for preaching against abortion, and science courses teach that God created Earth in seven days.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of this city's embattled school board lashed out Monday at its conservative Christian majority, threatening a lawsuit over its decision last week to adopt a controversial sex education program that may be in violation of state law. "I expect a legal challenge to this," said Mark Salo, director of Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside counties. "It appears to me that the board acted in violation of the law."
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of this city's embattled school board lashed out Monday at its conservative Christian majority, threatening a lawsuit over its decision last week to adopt a controversial sex education program that may be in violation of state law. "I expect a legal challenge to this," said Mark Salo, director of Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside counties. "It appears to me that the board acted in violation of the law."
NEWS
August 14, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embattled but resilient Christian right majority of the Vista school board early Friday achieved what its three members had been promising for months: It formally opened the door to the teaching of creationism in the city's public schools.
NEWS
May 20, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nationally watched debate that may ultimately be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court has captivated this normally quiet San Diego County community, as a fundamentalist Christian majority on the city's education board moves toward a policy mandating the teaching of creationism in public schools. In January, the three-member majority of the Vista Unified School District board assured anxious parents that they would not champion what many feared would be the beginnings of a pro-creationism agenda.
NEWS
January 22, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An overflow crowd of several hundred jammed a school auditorium Thursday night, with many accusing the city's newly elected school board of dividing the community along lines of race and religion. More than three dozen speakers assailed or defended school board members for injecting into public debate the issue of creationism in the science curriculum and whether to hire, with district funds, four new lawyers known for their involvement in right-wing causes.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Allen's Alley Cafe, the noontime conversation these days often turns to a hot topic: The city's school board, whose new members make up what many call a right-wing, Bible-beating majority bent on change. Skeptical parents envision a new era in which sex education classes serve as pulpits for preaching against abortion, and science courses teach that God created Earth in seven days.
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