25 January 2008

Texas science standards, Part 3

Several papers are reporting today about the recommendation of university "readiness standards" for K-12 students, including the Austin American-Statesman, which focuses on how few students can actually do some of the requested tasks, the Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News. The Morning News article actually links to the actual standards, which is helpful.

What's it say about evolution? Here's a quick sample: "Know multiple categories of evidence for evolutionary change and how this evidence is used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms." No waffling language, no "strengths and weaknesses."

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