Interesting! Take a look at the meeting packet for House Schools and Learning committee meeting that includes the deceptively-named “academic freedom” bill. Scroll down to page 35 to see an amendment that reads:
Council/Committee hearing bill: Schools & Learning Council
2 Representative(s) Pickens and Hays offered the following:
4 Amendment (with title amendment)
5 Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
7 Section 1. Paragraph (u) is added to subsection (2) of
8 section 1003.42, Florida Statutes, to read:
9 1003.42 Required instruction.–
10 (2) Members of the instructional staff of the public
11 schools, subject to the rules of the State Board of Education
12 and the district school board,shall teach efficiently and
13 faithfully, using the books and materials required that meet the
14 highest standards for professionalism and historic accuracy,
15 following the prescribed courses of study, and employing
16 approved methods of instruction, the following:
17 (u) A thorough presentation and critical analysis of the
18 scientific theory of evolution.
20 The State Board of Education is encouraged to adopt standards
21 and pursue assessment of the requirements of this subsection.
22 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2008.
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Strike-all to HB 1483 FINAL#2.doc
HOUSE AMENDMENT FOR COUNCIL/COMMITTEE PURPOSES
Amendment No. 01 (for drafter’s use only)
26 TITLE AMENDMEN T
27 Remove the entire title and insert:
29 A bill to be entitled
30 An act relating to evolutionary theory; amending s.
31 1003.42; requiring instruction in, and the critical
32 analysis of, the scientific theory of evolution; providing
33 an effective date.