Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Wichita Eagle: BOE Back on Solid Ground
Today, one day after the 198th birthday of Charles Darwin, the newly moderate Kansas State Board of Education is expected to once again change the science standards to remove conservative members' attempt to recreate science in their own image.
The vote won't end the board debate, such as it is, on evolution -- which doesn't so much evolve as swing back and forth between fixed positions.
But at least the move will put the Kansas school board -- and Kansas -- back on solid ground as supporting the integrity of science standards and educational excellence.