Governor Rick Scott’s newest ideas on how to streamline Florida’s education system may well have inadvertently open the door for creationist material. Scott’s proposal would eliminate the textbook adoption requirement and allow local school district superintendents to choose their own material. This position would surely open the door to those who would have Intelligent Design/Creationism smuggled into the science classroom. If this proposal is adopted,Florida Citizens for Science will monitor and protest publications that contain any such material. This is one more example, that not adopting the National Science Standards is a major setback for science education in our state.
Update. Leslie Postal at the Orlando Sentinel also has a take on this issue http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_education_edblog/2012/11/easing-of-textbook-rules-an-open-door-for-creationism-in-schools-science-group-is-worried.html
Hat tip to Paul Cottle at Bridge to Tomorrow