Teaching evolution up for debate again in Texas

Jul 21, 2011

(AP) -- The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing at the Texas State Board of Education.

The board is meeting to consider supplemental science materials for the upcoming school year and beyond. The Republican-dominated board drew national attention in 2009 when it adopted science standards encouraging schools to scrutinize "all sides" of .

A public hearing on the new materials is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The board is under the new leadership of Chairwoman Barbara Cargill, a former biology teacher who disputes the . She is considered to be one of the panel's more conservative members.

Cargill was appointed earlier this month by Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

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5 / 5 (1) Jul 22, 2011
Texas -like Amerika begins its dive into religious fanaticism and mythology - is it in the water - the dumbing down of public education or just justice for those who love ignorance?