Friday, December 30, 2005


Thin, Naive, Disappointing, Flat Wrong: Did We Leave Anything Out?

"Gov. Jeb Bush staked out a curious position on a hot-button issue last week: Florida's K-12 science standards need beefing up, he said. But Darwin's theory of evolution should not be part of them," reports Ron Matus of the St. Petersburg Times-State.

Not surprisingly, the Fordham Institute calls Florida's standards "thin," "naive," "disappointing" - and in some cases, flat wrong.

"The superficiality of the treatment of evolutionary biology alone justifies the grade "F,' " it says. "But there is in any case scant mitigation elsewhere in these documents."


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