Monthly Archives: December 2012

Potential change in textbook adoption process

Early last month, Gov. Scott proposed changing the way school textbooks are adopted in Florida (see our previous post here). Currently, the state Board of Education must approve a list of books from which school districts can choose. Scott said … Continue reading

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New Education Commissioner

A new Florida Education Commissioner has been selected: Tony Bennett. Mr. Bennett started his career in education as a coach and a biology teacher before moving up the career ladder. From our perspective, that’s a good thing. The man should … Continue reading

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What is and isn’t a scientific debate

One thing that seems to crop up regularly in both bad science journalism and in pseudoscience and non-science is the idea of a scientific debate.The implication in each case is that there is a genuine split in the scientific community … Continue reading

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Rubio takes another stab at it …

Florida’s very own U.S. Senator Marco Rubio had previously told GQ that the age of the earth was in question. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth … Continue reading

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12.5.12 This & That

— New from Indiana: “Sen. Dennis Kruse said today he has no plans to refile a bill allowing schools to teach creationism along with evolution in science classes. “But, Kruse added, he plans instead to pursue legislation that allows students … Continue reading

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