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The Report Card: SCIENCE

GRADE: C The debate around the role of creationism in American high school science classrooms continues to evolve. Although the courts have rebuffed creationist attempts to re-brand their religious message as “intelligent design,” creationists continued their assault on science in … Continue reading

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The fight over Texas science policy continues…

On Friday, March 26, the Texas Board of Education struck down a bill that required evolution be taught with consideration of the “strengths and weaknesses” of the theory. The new bill, however, is not a striking victory for advocates of … Continue reading

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Why Texas matters: Evolution education in “one of the nation’s biggest buyers of textbooks”

The New York Times reported yesterday on the fight in Texas over science standards. The standards for 20 years have required that science be taught in a way that show the “strengths and weaknesses” of Darwin’s theory of evolution.  The … Continue reading

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Critical thinking, teaching the controversy, and unproven belief roundup

Louisiana: On January 13, 2009, Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education passed a policy that gives teachers more leeway to use materials outside of the science textbooks. Supporters say this would foster critical thinking in students, critics says that … Continue reading

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Antievolution bills die in committee, Texas science standards change

Two antievolution bills in Michigan died in committee on December 19th. The Michigan bills were modeled after the Louisiana Science Education Act which passed in June 2008. According to the National Center for Science Education: If enacted, the [Michigan] bills … Continue reading

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Student editorial on evolution pulled by principal

A dispiriting story in the Roanoke Times on a student who’s opinion piece on evolution was pulled by the principle principal (amusing typo, Sarah). Brandon Creasy, who is a student at Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career … Continue reading

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Reform Jewish leaders testify against adding creationism/intelligent design

by Sarah Falcon

On Wednesday, three Reform Jewish leaders testified in Austin, Texas against a language change in the school curriculum which would require teaching “strengths and limitations” of scientific theories. Texas’ current curriculum requires teaching the “strengths and weaknesses” of scientific theories. Testimonies from two of the rabbis is excerpted below: Continue reading

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