Author Archives: Brandon Haught

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.

Bad textbook bill clears a hurdle

The bad instructional materials bill currently before the Florida House (HB 827 — see our issues page about it) cleared its first hurdle, getting a favorable vote at the PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee meeting yesterday. From the Tampa Bay Times story, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Clay County: the teaching of evolution is “intellectually deceptive”

Evolution fires suddenly seem to be popping up everywhere. The latest controversy over the teaching of evolution in public schools just happened in Clay County, which is nestled between Jacksonville to the northeast and Gainesville to the southwest. The Clay … Continue reading

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And the sausage-making begins

We’re tracking several bills in the Florida legislature that have a high potential to be bad news for science education (see our issues page for the whole list of projects we’re tracking). The legislative session officially kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, … Continue reading

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The Florida House’s bad textbook bill now has a Senate companion

Florida House Bill 827 (Instructional Materials), filed in November by Rep. Byron Donalds in preparation for the 2018 state legislative session proposes changes to several of our laws that govern the review and selection of instructional materials used in our … Continue reading

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We’ve modernized!

The Florida Citizens for Science website is now upgraded. It looks much better than the old design we’ve had for several years and it’s more user friendly. Of special note is the new “Issues” section that connects you directly to … Continue reading

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Following up on Nassau County shenanigans

I told you about the interesting conversation about evolution at a recent Nassau County School Board meeting a few days ago (Meanwhile, in Nassau County: “I thought evolution was a bunch of baloney”). Now, the local weekly newspaper published a … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in Nassau County: “I thought evolution was a bunch of baloney”

A Nassau County resident protested to the school board in November about evolution being taught in schools. He asked that the board approve the placement of disclaimer stickers in all textbooks that mention evolution. The school board made the right … Continue reading

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The time for action is now in Marion County

Do you live in Marion County? If you don’t, do you have friends, family or colleagues in Marion County? It’s time to get work there. Marion County Public Schools recently issued this press release: MARION COUNTY – Marion County Public … Continue reading

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