Breaking News: Official State Reviewer Confirms Concerns over Science Textbook Adoption in Texas

A University of Texas scientist is expressing serious concerns about the qualifications of fellow reviewers examining new biology textbooks proposed for public high schools in the Lone Star State. A letter he sent to State Board of Education members this week also highlights concerns that SBOE Chairwoman Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, might have inappropriately tried […]

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Creationists Launch Their Assault on Science Education in Texas: Reviewers Push Publishers to Insert 'Creation Science,' Other Junk Science in New Biology Textbooks

Now the veil is dropped. We already knew that creationists on the State Board of Education had nominated anti-evolution ideologues to sit on teams reviewing proposed new high school biology textbooks in Texas. We now have seen the actual reviews from those ideologues — and they’re every bit as alarming as we warned they would […]

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What’s Happening with the Science Textbook Adoption? – Pt. 2

Late last week, TFN finally obtained an official list of the biology textbook reviewers who attended the in-person review panels in Austin earlier this month. You can see the list of reviewers – along with the products they were assigned – here. We don’t yet know what is contained in the official recommendations these teams […]

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What’s Happening with the Science Textbook Adoption?

For those of you who have been following the debate over science textbooks at the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), here’s a simple explanation of where things currently stand: Initial drafts of science textbooks and instructional materials have an uncensored, robust discussion of evolution without any promotion of creationism or intelligent design. Review teams […]

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Wednesday AMA with Zack

Update: The AMA is now live and can be found here. We’ll start answering questions at 11:30 a.m. CDT ———————————————— If you’re a supporter of sound, peer-reviewed scholarship in Texas public school science textbooks, we invite you to join us Wednesday for a Q&A with our friend Zack Kopplin. Starting at 11:30 a.m. CDT, Zack […]

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