Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Florida Moves Forward

State educators in Florida are set to vote on new standards that look promising, replacing the phrase "biological changes over time" with the big "E" word. The article notes:

In March 2006, a review committee found that the discussion of divine origins in a ninth-grade Biology I book was "unacceptable for inclusion in a biology textbook." After almost a month of heated public debate, the Brevard County School Board voted to strike any mention of intelligent design from texts.

Frank Brunn, a tax accountant and father of a first-grade pupil at Meadowlane Primary School, said he thinks evolution is a theory that cannot be proven and that students must be exposed to other possibilities.

Yup. Not a biologist, a tax accountant. That is why this problem persists in public schools.

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