Texas Science Standards in Jepordy

See this post at Ed Brayton’s Dispatches from the Culture Wars Blog.
As I have stated, I am returning to Texas in less than two weeks, and I intend to take up this battle against those who want to steal the public school science classes in that state and beyond (Texas influences the textbooks used in many states).
I did make a comment in that thread about it.
Read and see how underhanded the YEC comittee members were.

I’m posting this again (copied from the members-only area) …

Some good news in this area.

[T]he board last night nixed [8 votes to 7] the 20-year-old language [calling for teachers to discuss the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories] and replaced it with the requirement that kids "analyze and evaluate scientific explanations using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing." The vote was a preliminary one; the final one is expected when the board meets again in late March. A public comment period is scheduled for between now and then.

There is still a long way to go … get stuck in! :slight_smile:


Slowly, the world is coming to its senses.

Really helps !Thanks!