Two days left in the legislative session. The deceptively named “academic freedom” bills haven’t budged. Fortunately, time is running out.
Florida Times Union: Schools evolution proposal could die
The House passed that bill after significant debate Monday, but Storms said she can’t understand why it was changed.
“I have no idea,” she said, comparing the situation to having two cars traveling together as a caravan. “Suddenly the car behind us veered off the road and into the bushes.”
She said the Senate won’t pass that bill.
Others questioned whether the House effort was sabotaged.
“I’d say someone in the House, in the name of trying to push this bill, is actually trying to kill it,” said John West, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based organization that developed a model evolution-debate law that was the basis for Florida’s legislation.
“If nothing passes, I think there will be a lot of explaining to do,” he said.