A very good point, Robert, but public schools are meant for just Christians, and why should they be teaching any religion, and Evolution is just that!
Jonathan Wells wrote: Unfortunately, once in power Darwinism (like Marxism) tolerates no dissent. As the 2008 movie "Expelled" documented, scientists and teachers who criticize Darwinism risk ostracism, character assassination and termination of their employment. School boards that encourage students to learn the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolutionary theory are besieged by militant atheists who do not want students to question Darwinism.
Wouldn't it be exciting if they began to teach that God created the world (not just some mere "intelligent designer," but, actually, God), that man is sinful, that we're all headed toward hell, but that God (who created everything, by the way) in his mercy has made a way for sinful man to be reconciled to him through the atoning death of his Son on the cross? Imagine the protests that would arise!
Perhaps the question really is, Why would any Christian rely on the government to teach their children anything?