Texas Science Debate Grabs Attention

Newspapers both inside Texas are focusing attention on this week’s showdown over science education in Texas. The San Antonio Express-News, for example, offers dueling op-eds here and here. The Dallas Morning News does the same here and here.

The Washington Post also weighs in here. Money quote:

It’s disturbing enough that the Texas board of education might seek to impose its religious views on public school students in that sizable state. It’s even more alarming that the Lone Star State’s textbook market is so large that many publishers write books to meet its standards and then sell them across the country. The Texas State Board of Education must hold firm to its decision to strip the “strengths and weaknesses” language from the state’s science standard. Texans, like everyone else, are free to believe what they want, but in science class, they should teach science.