Teach Origin of Species Chapter 14!
…the first creature, the progenitor of innumerable extinct and living descendants, was created.
To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator, that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes…
Origin of Species, Chapter 14
Then cite peer-reviewed articles at least partially supportive of Darwin’s thesis.
Then discuss that Darwin was considering the issue of multiple versus single special creations.
They admit that a multitude of forms, which till lately they themselves thought were special creations, and which are still thus looked at by the majority of naturalists…
Then discuss peer-reviewed literature supportive or disconfirming of universal common ancestry.
Instead of “teach the controversy” how about “teach Origin of Species“.
Or how about this sticker as a textbook disclaimer:
I am quite conscious that my speculations run quite beyond the bounds of true science.
(Note: this post was not a serious strategy suggestion, but to highlight the irony of what can and can’t be taught in the USA’s public schools given the current political climate.)