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Have I mentioned that the SBOE of Texas has been scaring me? Chichi mongreenus!

But things are maybe gonna be alright. The update is that the science has made it past the first vote.

Admittedly, my God-feelings are squiffy at the extended moment, but science education is science education. Onward!

From May 5, 2008 in a non-WordPress journal of mine:

This concerns none of you directly, but that holds for me, too. I needed to vent. 

From the Austin-American Statesman, though I’m sure you could find it elsewhere. 

In sum, the new head of the State Board of Education has decided to scrap the English standards that were put together painstakingly by committee over the course of a few years with something drafted overnight by a few members of the board. 

McLeroy sped through the changes and wouldn’t let the members of the board who wanted to slow down and read the thing do so. 

I am not sure when the science curriculum goes up for review.

I’m just going to write to Berlanga or any of the others who opposed this craplaunch for moral support. Since I don’t vote there. I think it is also important to note that this isn’t a Republican vs. Democrat thing. It’s more a ”why discount experts”, ”why stamp out discussion”, and ”why stick Texan children with further institutionalized disadvantages”? 

So, disclosure, I believe in a creative God. But I definitely am against taking evolution out of the science curriculum. And I am against giving more people more reasons to act like jackasses when they hear we went to public school in Texas, God forbid. 

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