There's been a lot of issues in a local school district because one of the teachers thought it would be a good idea to teach his class about Intelligent Design. The argument is that Intelligent Design is not a scientific approach to the creation of the universe but is instead a version of creationism. I guess a little to close to the Bible for some people to feel comfortable.
I am not a parent, so I can only guess how I would feel if I had a child in a school where they were teaching this theory. I look at it this way, isn't the purpose of going to school to expand they way an individual thinks? Teach them things they don't know about? Present ideas, problems, solutions so the student can develop their own ideals, concepts, thoughts in an intelligent way?
If you don't want your child to grow beyond what (you), the parent knows, feels and believes, then keep them at home so they can grow up to be clones of (you).
Similarly, I was watching Primetime Live last night and they had a story on about these girls who were brought up in a white supremacist household. They interviewed these girls and were asked what do you think of Hilter? The one girl responded she thought he was a great man with great ideas. They even performed a song that sang the praises of Rudolph Hess and what a peaceful man he was. They also felt that the number of Jews slaughtered in Europe at the hands of their hero Hilter, were greatly exaggerated. That they don't think there were that many Jews even living in Europe at that time. Apparently, they were taught a different version of history than I was.
Obviously parents have a great impact on the way their children think and behave. So, if you're teaching your children well at home, why should a subject like Intelligent Design provoke several parents to actually sue a school district? Shouldn't the parents be sitting down and discussing what their children learned in school and compare/contrast it to their own personal belief system? I know, apparently I think I live in an ideal world and this kind of communication between child and parent actually exists.