Saturday, February 25, 2006


Holt Textbook Controversy: Returning Texas to the Dark Ages

Now that Broward County has adopted the Holt Biology text that dumbs down evolution to curry favor with the intelligent design movement's Discovery Institute, reader may want to learn more about the history.

Texas Citizens for Science has a post up about a bill up for consideration in the 2005 Texas Legislative Session that, if enacted, "would return Texas to its Dark Ages of the 1970s and 1980s, when the Texas State Board of Education routinely forced publishers to change textbook content or rejected the books for adoption and use in Texas public schools based on "viewpoint discrimination or special interest advocacy" as determined by individual powerful Board members."

We don't know the current status of this bill, but the article gives a flavor of what's going on with textbooks in both Texas and Florida.


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