Update: After voting down Dunbar’s amendments to restore the “Strengths and Weakness” language, other troubling amendments did get passed.
Audio of the Board’s votes and discussions January 22 are now posted at https://curricublog.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/sboe-jan22-meeting/ . There are also links on that page to three live blogs with text accounts of what was done.
In preliminary voting Thursday January 22, 2009, the Texas SBOE voted in support of standards as written by the writing teams of scientists and teachers.
See Board sides with evolution in curriculum debate (Houston Chronicle), and
Texas Board of Education votes against teaching evolution weaknesses (Dallas Morning News).
Audio files of the full-day hearings Wednesday can be played or downloaded from https://curricublog.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/tx-sboe-science-hearings/ .