Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Standards, We Don't Need No Stinking Standards

If, as expected, the Kansas State Board of Education approves science standards that incorporate religiously motivated pseudoscience later today, they will be approving a document that has yet to be written.

That's because the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers Association -- believing the new standards will weaken science education in the state -- have denied Kansas the right to use copyrighted material in the curriculum.

That means, that the work of rewriting the standards will fall onto the staff of the Kansas State Department of Education in the coming months.

For the Christian fundamentalists on the Kansas Board, the actual science in the science standards is secondary, only the religiously motivated antiscience they've salted the curriculum with, really matters. That's why it's okay to approve the document -- even though it hasn't really been written yet.


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