I am writing in regard to the piece on the Opinion Page, “Save Our Schools From Creationism.” by Tina Dupuy. First of all, I was surprised you would run such an opinion that would insult the very solid beliefs of alot of people in this area. Ms. Dupuy states “...Creationism harms schools.” If you take an honest look at the state of public schools in our nation today - I think many would agree that if Creationism and faith in God were taught openly - our schools would be in a much better place. Most of America’s oldest universities were started by preachers and churches. In 1836, Noah Webster - Known as “The Father of American Education” said, “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...” In contrast, John Dewey, known as “The Architect of Modern Education” said, “There is no God, and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion.” We’ve come a long way from our roots. Seeing the moral decay in the nation today - we as Christians need to stop letting the faithless dictate what they think is best for our children and our country.