Creationists Are (Once Again) Trying to Sabotage Texas Science Curriculum Standards
In what seems like a never-ending battle in Texas, creationists are once again trying to make a mess of the science curriculum standards for the state’s public schools. And once again, the Texas Freedom Network is organizing science education advocates to fight back.
Wednesday evening the State Board of Education heard recommendations from its own high school biology curriculum review team — a panel made up of educators and scientists. That review team is calling for a number of changes to the state’s bloated science standards, including the removal of several anti-evolution arguments placed in the standards in 2009.
But evolution deniers on and off the board are challenging these recommendations and demanding that the junk science standards stay in the final document.