Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Contrary Position from Barbara Forrest

Barbara Forrest, one of the principles in the Dover trial has responded to the potential passage of HB733:

The committee can make it easier for Louisiana students to get the education they need to compete with the rest of the country, or they can make it more difficult.

They can help enhance education in Louisiana, making it more likely that educated people will stay and that other talented people will come, or they can perpetuate Louisiana’s image as a backwater.

I think that the potential danger in the passage of HB733 is that what is already a patchwork of science education will become worse as different teachers use their own "add-ons," some of which will undoubtedly be contrary to established science teaching. Who would hold them accountable?

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