Texas Science Curriculum Standards: Recommendations for Dealing with Pedagogical and Scientific Problems

by TFN Insider

Following the Texas State Board of Education’s adoption of new science curriculum standards for Texas public schools in 2009, the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund asked scientists at two of the state’s universities to analyze new standards regarding instruction on evolution. We identified four potentially problematic standards, all of which were promoted by evolution deniers on the State Board of Education. We have compiled the analyses and recommendations of Ben Pierce at Southwestern University and John Wise at Southern Methodist University into this helpful primer.

Read the Recommendations: Texas Science Curriculum Standards: Recommendations for Dealing with Pedagogical and Scientific Problems (PDF)

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