Author Archives: Brandon Haught

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.

Textbooks are still a hot topic

Somehow we here in Florida made it through the past few months without being too embarrassed by the anti-science nuts in our state government. A handful of worrying bills that would have impacted science education died at the end of … Continue reading

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Constitution Revision Commission Update III

Public hearings were held across the state by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission during which hundreds of concerned citizens voiced their opinions about the changes that should or should not be made to the Florida constitution. We’ve been watching this … Continue reading

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Citrus County citizens: don’t tiptoe around “controversial” topics

I’ve been very busy tracking down results of science textbook adoption public hearings and school board votes. I’m discouraged by how many school district websites are absolutely useless in this regard. I would think that posting public notices about instructional … Continue reading

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Final 2018 legislative update

We were deeply worried when the 2018 Florida legislative session kicked off because several bills had been filed that would have directly and negatively impacted science education. A pair of Controversial Theories bills (otherwise known as Academic Freedom bills) would … Continue reading

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The looming Storms

For those of you who have been along for the ride with us here at Florida Citizens for Science since the early days, you very likely know one of the most polarizing opponents we faced back in 2008: Ronda Storms. … Continue reading

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Science textbook removed from adoption consideration in Marion County

I’ve been doing my best to fill in the blanks and obtain updates on my earlier post┬áMarch is a busy month for science textbook adoptions. In that post I listed every Florida school district and what each one’s science textbook … Continue reading

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Discovery Institute: defending quality science education is “un-American”

Florida hasn’t been on the Discovery Institute’s radar lately but an article in Nature got them riled up a bit. The DI’s rant “Shock: Florida Laws Would Give Floridians a Say on Science Education” complains about the Nature piece “Florida … Continue reading

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March is a busy month for science textbook adoptions

Many school districts are having meetings and public hearings and votes throughout March about new science instructional materials. In some districts that have already approved their new list of science materials, there have been some controversy and close votes. In … Continue reading

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