The Daily Texan reports on a meeting designed to get people to care about the Board. This is not easy, as relatively few people know what the Board is about, who their representative is, and it’s generally pretty far down the ballot.
(Ronald) Wetherington (Southern Methodist University professor of anthropology) said the science-versus-religion debate is related to the lack of cohesion in the board.
“The disagreement has absolutely nothing to do with ignorance of science on the part of the far-right board members,” he said.
Next year, 8 positions will be up for election. On a 15 member board which has been repeatedly split, it will only take one or two positions to change hands for the tenor of the board to change dramatically either way.