Friday, October 24, 2008

The Houston Chronicle: "Board's actions could put students at a disadvantage"

The Houston Chronicle has an editorial on the Texas School Board and their decisions in hiring six people to head a panel to evaluate the science standards for the state curriculum. They are quite clear on their position:

It appears, however, that some members of the State Board of Education are working on a different agenda. Last week, they appointed three anti-evolution activists, including a leader of the "intelligent design" religious campaign, to a six-member panel that will review proposed new science curriculum standards.

The new standards will shape how science education is taught in Texas for the next decade, and it would be a terrible mistake to water down the teaching of evolution in any way.

Read the whole thing. Hat tip to Little Green Footballs.

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