Friday, May 23, 2008

More about the Education Bill at the Advocate

The Louisiana Advocate has another article on HB733, which allows teachers to expand their normal classroom materials to include "controversial" materials. Amid the hubbub, there is one thing that seems to get lost

“There is absolutely no need for this bill,” said Tammy Wood, a veteran educator in the Zachary School District and a former Louisiana science teacher of the year.

She is right. I am reminded of what Kenneth Miller said about the Dover case. We ought to be examining ALL of science critically, not just evolution. It should infuse all of our investigations. To believe that the passage of this bill just happens to coincide with a change in the way the science curriculum handles evolution in Louisiana would be a bit of a stretch.

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