Today the focus at the Texas State Board of Education is a formal vote on proposed new public school science curriculum standards. During yesterday’s preliminary votes, a board majority refused to reinsert “strengths and weaknesses” — language used to attack evolution — in the proposed standards. Creationists succeeded, however, in inserting language that would have students question a core concept of evolutionary biology, common descent. Today is a chance for cleaning up the standards. Keep an eye on TFN Insider for updates.