18 September 2008

Texas scientists in Texas try to get traction with State Board of Education

I've blogged a lot about several issues concerning the teaching of evolution in Texas: Chris Comer's forced resignation, the application of the Institute for Creation Research to teach Master's degrees in higher education, and the review of Texas's science standards for K-12 education.

A new organization is trying to get provide some input on the science standards process. It's called the 21st Century Science Coalition, which, alas, is not a very descriptive name. The URL of the website -- TexasScientists.org -- does a better job.

I applaud the effort. Even though the whole reason such efforts are needed is that several on the State Board of Education seem utterly disinterested in any opinions but their own.

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