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Fast Facts: Vote Summary

A summary of the Kansas Board of Education evolution vote:

The Vote: Kansas' State Board of Education approved, 6-4, science standards for public schools that treat evolution as a flawed theory.

The Controversy: Many scientists and national science groups believe the new standards promote intelligent design, which they view as repackaged creationism.

The Stated Goal: Supporters say the new standards will expose students to legitimate scientific questions about evolution and give them a more balanced view.

What's Next: The state will use the standards to develop student achievement tng in 2008.