Monthly Archives: November 2012

11.29.12 This & That

— The state legislature is getting organized for 2013’s session, which will run from March 5 to May 3. Here’s a look at how Senate education committee’s are shaping up. And here’s information about the House committees. — Teachers, professors … Continue reading

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Florida tax dollars going to anti-science schools

We need to get the content of this Orlando Sentinel article out into the wider public view, so please share and blog and tweet about it as much as you can: Florida already funnels millions in tax dollars to religious … Continue reading

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Sen. Rubio states the obvious: “I’m not a scientist, man.”

The junior U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, had an interesting question and answer exchange in GQ: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history … Continue reading

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11.18.12 This & That

— Here’s an online game that teaches the basics of natural selection “Who Wants to Live a  Million Years.” I gave it a shot and found the game to be OK. Some folks who left comments there weren’t all that … Continue reading

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Science, Still Florida’s Red Headed Step Child?

Yesterday, The Consortium of Florida Education Foundation,gathered for a regional session to focus on what businesses and industry leaders say they need in future workers and how the education system is changing to meet those needs. The meeting focused on “The … Continue reading

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Skipping science

This multi-state study didn’t include Florida, but I have no doubt the same type of thing happens here. I’ve known some elementary school teachers here who have essentially admitted as much. Science Grades Being Awarded On Student Report Cards Even … Continue reading

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Kemple lost

I had neglected to check on conservative activist and creationist Terry Kemple’s race for a seat on the Hillsborough County School Board. Sorry about that. He lost: Kemple’s challenge falls short. However, Kemple did round up a respectable percentage, 43.06 … Continue reading

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11.11.12 This & That

— Will mandatory biology and geometry exams keep high school students from graduating? New tests could prevent thousands from graduating: The passing rate on Florida’s new biology and geometry exams — now must-pass tests for a high school diploma — … Continue reading

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