AUSTIN - A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday to allow advocates andopponents of proposed revisions to Texas's science curriculum totestify before the State Board of Education. The board is preparingto vote in two months on proposed revisions to the state's sciencecurriculum and standards adopted by the board will remain in placefor the next decade.
Tuesday is the deadline for the public to sign up totestify.
Six appointed curriculum reviewers are among those expected totestify at Wednesday’s hearing. The six appointed reviewerswill be split on whether to approve the final draft.
The current curriculum requires students be taught the"strengths and weaknesses" of all scientific theories, wording thatsome say has been used to undermine the theory of evolution.
On the Web:
The proposed recommendations:http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/teks/scienceTEKS.html
The Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture:www.discovery.org/csc/texas
The Texas Freedom Network: www.tfn.org
The 21st Century Science Coalition: www.texasscientists.org
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