Tennessee’s governor has taken the coward’s way out and allowed legislation to pass which will be used to justify the teaching of creationism and climate change denialism in schools. The bill states:
This bill prohibits the state board of education and any public elementary or secondary school governing authority, director of schools, school system administrator, or principal or administrator from prohibiting any teacher in a public school system of this state from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught, such as evolution and global warming.
By the way, if you think that wording could also be used to teach John Derbyshire style “critiques” of the basic equality of all humans, you’d be absolutely right.
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