Friday, January 31, 2003
TRUTH IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 1, EVOLUTIONAHOONIEISM, 0
Score one for academic freedom in Nebraska science classrooms. Last summer, a vote by the State Board of Education to basically censor anti-evolution content by Nebraska teachers because the state's science standards are pro-evolution was met with dismay and disappointment.
But in late December, Gov. Mike Johanns wrote a letter to Nebraska State Department of Education Commissioner Doug Christenson making sure that Nebraska's schools would continue to allow BOTH sides -- or should we say ALL sides -- of the controversial issue of evolutionary theory to be taught.
He has issued a letter to that effect, in response, which is a good thing.
Read more about it from the Nebraska Family Council which worked with the grassroots group, Concerned Citizens for Objective Science Education led by Omahan Maureen Fritts to try to get some sanity into Nebraska's science standards.
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