Monday, June 09, 2008

Beware Texas

Head over to Guys Lit Wire and read How Texas affects everyone else's textbooks.

It has always amazed me that those who are anti-homeschooling out of the mistaken belief that all homeschoolers teach creationism never acknowledge that many of our public schools fail in teaching evolution.

Starting this summer, the state education board will determine the curriculum for the next decade and decide whether the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution should be taught. The benign-sounding phrase, some argue, is a reasonable effort at balance. But critics say it is a new strategy taking shape across the nation to undermine the teaching of evolution, a way for students to hear religious objections under the heading of scientific discourse.

If Texas dumps evolution it'll be hard to find a decent science textbook.

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