fun with science!
The Texas State Board of Education is meeting to consider science curriculum standards today and tonight. Since the SBOE is controlled by far right-wing extremists who believe that facts are opinions, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that they're going to decide on something crazy that forces Texas public schoolchildren to learn religion in the science classroom. (I should add that many of them homeschool their children, however, they still think they should get to decide what your children learn.) But state law requires them to hear a heck of a lot of testimony from anyone who wants to speak before they can make an official decision.
Gotta love democracy.
Anyway, the Texas Freedom Network is live-blogging the hearing, and it's mighty entertaining. If you're bored tonight, I suggest giving it a look-see. And if you care about keeping religious instruction in the hands of churches and parents, think about sending them a buck or two.
And those of you who think this doesn't apply to you since you aren't in Texas, think again. Texas is such a large market for textbooks that what our state does affects what's available for school districts to purchase in smaller markets.