Friday, January 13, 2006
The National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers Association forbid Kansas from using their copyrighted materials after the Kansas State Board of Education inserted a series of controversial criticisms of evolution into the state's science standards...
Board attorney Dan Biles told state board members on Wednesday that 199 possible places to edit the document were originally suggested by state workers. But he said most were unnecessary and were overly cautious. Lawyers reviewing the document narrowed the list of 56.
"It just wasn't a big deal by the time we got into what was a copyrightable, protectable interest," Biles said.
No word yet on whether or not the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers Association think it's a big deal.