| The official in charge of Utah's public school curriculum said Friday there will be no change in the way human evolution is taught, despite a state senator's claims to the contrary.
Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, had earlier suggested he would propose legislation that would enforce the teaching of alternative concepts of human existence. Now he says conversations with the state superintendent of schools have left him confident that teachers who teach the evolution of humanity "will be dealt with."
But the state's director of curriculum, Brett Moulding, said the standard for the teaching of biological diversity does not prohibit the teaching of human evolution.
Although state policy does not specifically mention human evolution, Moulding said there is nothing to stop teachers and students from making the logical jump that people are biological organisms.