Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal, who was himself a Biology student at Brown University, apparently doesn’t care if Louisiana students “don’t know much about Biology” when they graduate from high school.
As reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jindal has signed into law the “Louisiana Science Education Act,” that “will allow local school boards to approve supplemental materials for public school science classes as they discuss evolution, cloning and global warming.”
Promoted by the Discovery Institute as a tactic for anti-evolution teaching in the public schools, this legislation in Louisiana is sure to accelerate the movement for similar legislation in other states.
I will write more on this after the editorials that are certain to appear around the country in tomorrow’s Sunday newspapers. For now, here are a couple links:
- For current reporting: News Reports, Editorials, and Analyses compiled by Texas Citizens for Science
- For background and analysis: Barbara Forrest, The Discovery Institute, the LA Family Forum, and the “LA Science Education Act” UPDATED
This link should open the curricublog category archive with other posts on these “Academic Freedom” bills.