September 21, 2003

Biology textbooks in Texas

In Search of Intelligent Life at the SBOE, by Michael King (Austin Chronicle, Sep 19, 2003). The Texas State Board of Education devoted a marathan session (the first of two) to a hearing of arguments for and against the proposed adoption of high school biology textbooks. The proposed adoptions represent mainstream science, and the anti-Darwinian forces claim that the adoptions are factually in error by being insufficiently critical of evolutionary theory. The article reports on the testimony and the testifiers, and also provides a good background on the relevant rules for textbook adoptions.

Posted by Bas Braams at September 21, 2003 12:04 PM