I’m in Tallahassee today. It’s spring break for me but rather than head to a beach I decided to visit our state capitol to speak to the judiciary senate committee about Senate Bill 436. That’s the Religious Expression in Public Schools bill that we believe can harm science education. There’s still time to give the senators on the committee your opinion on this bill by just calling or emailing them this morning. Then you can watch the meeting at 2 p.m. via the committee’s webpage.
The House PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee is meeting at the same time to consider their chamber’s version of the bill. I can’t be in two places at once, so I’ve chosen to be in the Senate. The House bill has a few proposed changes to it that make it a little less of a concern. Of course, we still have some issues with it, but the Senate version is unchanged at this point and so it is the higher priority.
My short speech covering our main concerns is ready to go. It will be interesting to see who else shows up with their two cents. I’ll keep you updated as best as I can. Wish me luck.