I couldn't believe it when I heard that for the first time. And this is unfortunately true.
Darwin's thoery of evolution is not taught to the children in the US of A until they finish their highschool & later opt for life sciences for their higher studies! And why? Because the church, who 'used to' (not anymore) run a parallel government here, did not believe so; And wanted the children to believe that humans originated from Adam & Eve - according to the version in the Bible.
What a shame for the most advanced ecomony! Not the belief part, but the agenda in the whole educational system.
This is bringing in a paradigm shift for me because I believed that education will stem out most of the rots in the society. Now I am starting to think that ignorance is really a bliss, the more you know about it, the more painful it turns around to be. Even after taking into consideration of the whole drama that is going on in Kerala about the Social Science Text book of class 7, I feel we are still 'culturally' far ahead; And the religious morons hand in hand with caste politicians are effectively taking us backward!