I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution.
and the one about evolution being an incomplete theory.
It seems like an admission from the Right that the theory of creation isn't a proven fact. They seem to be arguing that since parts of the theory of evolution aren't proven fact, that those should be handled in the same way as the theory of creation.
There is more I don't know about evolution than I do know. Some things we can observe on a day to day or generational basis, like natural selection. But for high school students who are not trained in the scientific method or DNA coding or the higher functions of math and biology, to just be told by an authority figure that over billions of years one life form can transform into another is tantamount to mythology.
I think the problem could be that some teachers are not qualified to properly explain or teach the mechanics of evolution and just expect kids to believe it's so because they said so. And if you disagree or question their authority you receive a failing grade.
To tell a child that something is a fact without showing them how that fact came to be is like brainwashing.
These things should be handled more carefully. If there are parts to the evolutionary theory that are still theoretical then they should be taught as such.
Same with the big bang. Lotta holes in that theory. One major difference is that the BBT is treated as a theory even though it goes a long way in explaining what we observe and has helped us understand our universe more clearly.
Other than the creation theory (which doesn't even count) there are no current attempts to explain how what we see today could have happened any differently despite gaps and holes in the theory.
Why should evolution be held up on such a pedestal when nothing else in science gets that kind of reverence?