Live Blogging the Final Science Vote in Texas

A link to the audio of today’s State Board of Education meeting is here. 9:00 – Today the Texas State Board of Education finally decides what the next generation of Texas students will learn about evolution in their public school science classrooms. The morning preliminaries are ceremonial, but we expect debate on the science curriculum […]

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Live Blogging the Science Debate

Note: A link for audio from the state board debate and vote is available here. 9:17 – The Texas State Board of Education meeting has begun, and we have some encouraging news. Dallas member Mavis Knight, a strong supporter of sound science standards, is participating by videoconference. It appears that Mary Helen Berlanga from Corpus […]

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Live Blogging the TX Science Hearing II

2:00 – We thought you might want to know a bit about the atmosphere here. The Texas Education Agency lobby was packed with science supporters when we arrived this morning. The litigators from anti-evolution Free Market Foundation Texas affiliate of Focus on the Family had already begun a press conference promoting the “strengths and weaknesses” […]

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Putting Party Politics Ahead of Texas Kids

This is the clearest case yet of anti-evolution extremists putting political partisanship ahead of giving Texas kids a sound science education.¬†Now the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) is pressuring Republicans on the Texas State Board of Education to require that public school students learn phony¬†“weaknesses” of evolution in their science classrooms. The committee passed a […]

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Live Blogging: Texas SBOE Science Debate

Texas State Board of Education members are beginning debate on new public school science curriculum standards. The board will likely take a preliminary vote (or votes) today on whether to amend the draft standards submitted by teacher writing teams and then post them for public comment. A formal vote on posting the standards comes on […]

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