Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Fordham Evaluators Oppose Defacing S.C. Science Standards

"College-level educators who praised South Carolina’s science standards in 2005 are urging the state Board of Education to reject overtures that could give religion-based lessons equal status as evolution in high school biology classes," according to Bill Robinson of The State.

“We hope South Carolina public education will not be pushed into defacing science standards to simply satisfy political pressure,” the educators say in a Feb. 25 letter.

The letter is signed by six educators who did a state-by-state study of science standards for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. They gave South Carolina an A and lauded the state’s approach for the way it addresses evolution.


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