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Texas Science Standards in Jepordy

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Description: YECs on Comittee pull a fast one
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« on: January 20, 2009, 21:25:17 PM »

See  this post at Ed Brayton's Dispatches from the Culture Wars Blog.
As I have stated, I am returning to Texas in less than two weeks, and I intend to take up this battle against those who want to steal the public school science classes in that state and beyond (Texas influences the textbooks used in many states).
I did make a comment in that thread about it.
Read and see how underhanded the YEC comittee members were.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 15:26:11 PM »

I'm posting this again (copied from the members-only area) ...

I am returning to Texas in less than two weeks, and I intend to take up this battle against those who want to steal the public school science classes in that state and beyond (Texas influences the textbooks used in many states).


Some good news in this area.

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[T]he board last night nixed [8 votes to 7] the 20-year-old language [calling for teachers to discuss the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories] and replaced it with the requirement that kids "analyze and evaluate scientific explanations using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing." The vote was a preliminary one; the final one is expected when the board meets again in late March. A public comment period is scheduled for between now and then.


There is still a long way to go ... get stuck in!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 15:52:33 PM »

Slowly, the world is coming to its senses.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 06:46:01 AM »

Really helps !Thanks!
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