One of the things that got me “born again hard” about blogging was following the development of the Texas K-12 science standards, mostly back in around 2009. One of the unexpected outcomes of that process was that a documentary film got made. Originally titled Standing up to the Experts, it was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. I was one of the backers.
The final film, retitled The Revisionaries, will start showing next week across the U.S. on public television stations, according to the National Center for Science Education. On my local station, it will be airing three times, but two of those are in the dead of night.
I’m looking forward to seeing the result at long last.
Additional, 25 January 2013: The Panda’s Thumb is reporting that PBS is screening a substantially shortened version of the movie. Their post also has a mini-review:
McLeroy could be an excellent, even inspiring teacher, if only he were not so badly misinformed.
Additional, 28 January 2012: The creators have an “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit.
“The war on science is officially back on in Texas”
Standing Up to the Experts documentary funded
Standing Up to the Experts becomes The Revisionaries
Reviews for The Revisionaries movie