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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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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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Nassau County textbook challenge: “Bacteria to man evolution is not supported by science”

Nassau County is the first school district I’m aware of that has been faced with a citizen’s challenge to topics in the schools’ science instructional materials. I told you about this back in early November (Nassau County complaint: “stop promoting … Continue reading

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Evolution complaint in Palm Beach County … and other news

All of you really need to keep an eye on what’s going on in within your home turf. Sometimes it’s very difficult to learn what’s happening from afar, so it’s incredibly important for you to monitor your local news. As … Continue reading

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