In case you haven’t heard, Texas science education is taking a beating. The Texas Freedom Network (a Citizens for Science type of organization … sorry, got that wrong … see the comments for clarification) announced that the Texas board of education padded a curriculum review panel with a few well known creationists. That panel will be reviewing the new proposed state science curriculum.
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller today sharply criticized the inclusion of three strident evolution opponents, including two authors of an anti-evolution textbook, on a panel that will review proposed new science curriculum standards for Texas public schools. The inclusion of the two textbook authors raises serious questions about conflicts of interest and whether political agendas took priority over giving Texas students a 21st-century science education, Miller said.
Want to help out? Sign the Texas Freedom Network Stand up for Science petition. I already did.