The left, especially among the skeptic/atheist movement, loves pointing to conservatives push to teach Creationism in school. While I agree that Creationism has no business being taught as science, there are more damaging policies out there that hurt education. In my opinion the most damaging ones come from left-wing ideologues.
Creationists bark loud but most of their bite has been removed by the work of scientists and skeptics. These same people however, never confront the dangerous left-wing policies that take away from science or promote pseudo-science. One big example of this, is the funding of equity and diversity staff at colleges. The Washington Examiner has a story that describes this waste. The author points out that while UCLA San Diego lost three cancer researchers to Rice University, they were able to create a position of “vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.” Supposedly the cost of this post could have kept two of the three cancer researchers.
The left’s misguided obsession with their own ideas of equality and fairness should be confronted when it does damage to science education in this country. The fact that more science enthusiasts among the skeptic and atheist groups do not do this makes me very suspicious of their true motives.