Hey Texas! Look what our State Board of Education (SBOE) is up to! From the WSJ:
The Texas Board of Education will vote this week on a new science curriculum designed to challenge the guiding principle of evolution, a step that could influence what is taught in biology classes across the nation.
The proposed curriculum change would prompt teachers to raise doubts that all life on Earth is descended from common ancestry. Texas is such a huge textbook market that many publishers write to the state’s standards, then market those books nationwide.
How special. I owe an apology to Kansas.
FWIW, they started all this in January — but I doubt very many people were paying attention. (Full disclosure: I definitely didn’t notice.) Today’s news is just the next installment in a bizarre tale that’s been spinning along for quite awhile.
Crazy, eh? So crazy, in fact, that I decided to make some calls and try to see who the heck these people are — and discovered that my district seems to be responsible for one of the loopiest of them all: Cynthia Dunbar.
Somebody wanna explain how we managed to elect someone who home schools her children because she doesn’t believe in public education??? And who thinks government needs a Biblical litmus test?
Embarrassing — and worse yet, she won with roughly 70% of the vote! Ack! Talk about asleep at the wheel, folks!
If the SBOE moves any further off the rails, the voting public (like me) will have to stumble out of our group lethargy and push (shove!!) back. Hard.