Creationism and Revisionist History Threaten to Invade Our Classrooms
Louisiana’s legislators are continuing their legislative jihad to keep the theory of evolution out of the state’s public school science classrooms. On 1 May, legislators killed a bill to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law, the misnamed Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA).
The law allows non-science to be snuck into science classrooms by teachers who use supplemental materials to “critique” politically controversial (but not scientifically controversial) theories, including evolution and climate science. Despite this loophole for creationism created by the LSEA, educators are still required to teach “material presented in the standard textbook”, which includes the theory of evolution.