Author Archives: Brandon Haught

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.

News Roundup 2/9/19: Sen. Baxley takes a pounding

Several opinion pieces were published since my last news roundup just one week ago. Every one of them tears into state senator Dennis Baxley’s bill that attacks so-called “controversial theories” in science classrooms. If you need a primer about this … Continue reading

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Join Florida Citizens for Science as we educate the state

We here at Florida Citizens for Science are on a mission to “educate the state” about threats to science education. You’re invited to attend the events Florida Citizens for Science board members will be speaking at all across the state. … Continue reading

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News Roundup 2/2/19: Controversial Theories in Science bill

There was quite a flurry of news earlier this week about the bill filed in the state senate that would allow Florida school districts to create/adopt their own sets of academic standards as long as they are equally or more … Continue reading

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Will Florida science standards be revised?

Gov. Ron DeSantis is making good on a campaign promise he made to launch a revision of the state’s education standards. The headlines have been making a big deal out of his targeting of Common Core, such as this one: … Continue reading

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Florida Senator: schools need to teach ‘different worldviews’ on issues like evolution and climate change

Senator Dennis Baxley filed Senate Bill 330 recently, a piece of legislation that puts the teaching of evolution and climate change in Florida public schools directly in his line of fire. Up until now, all we knew for sure was … Continue reading

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Update 1: “Controversial Theories” bill targeting evolution/climate change referred to committees

A bill filed in the Florida senate that could significantly impact science education if it becomes law is now referred to four committees. The bill would allow school districts to forgo the state academic standards if they want to adopt … Continue reading

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News Roundup 1/20/19

There are several items in the news of interest to us here at Florida Citizens for Science. We’ll start with the budding coverage of a bill filed in our state legislature that could directly impact science education here in the … Continue reading

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“Controversial Theories” bill returns to Florida senate

A bill was pre-filed for the 2019 legislative session in the Florida senate that would impact the standards for all academic subjects, especially science. The bill proposes allowing school districts to adopt their own sets of educational standards if they … Continue reading

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