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Kansas is continuing it’s campaign to be the state in which students receive the worst science education. The state board of education voted to include in the next revision of the the science standards language critical of the theory of evolution. Much of the text inserted was provided by the idiots pushing "intelligent" design.

It’s hard to know where to begin in commenting on this crap, so I’ll just let you swim in remarks from these two stellar intellectuals.

Kathy Martin, the newest board member and a former science teacher, said that opponents of the draft were overreacting and that Kansas was not going to lose any jobs or technological advancements because evolution was given a critical eye.

"I hope you guys can realize it’s not going to be the end of the world," Ms. Martin said. "I hope you will try to be more open-minded."

"We think this is a great development … for the academic freedom of students," said John West, senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design theory.

"Open-minded"? "academic freedom"? How about if we start with some actual evidence supporting your "theory"?

1 Comment

  1. instructivist

    Teaching multiple perspectives is now all the rage in edland.
    Multiple perspectives puts you on the cutting edge of
    multicultural education. Besides, real science is so terribly
    Eurocentric and marginalizes non-dominant groups.

    See for yourself what the cutting edge has to say:

    http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/curriculum/steps.html

    The curriculum of the mainstream is Eurocentric and male-centric. It fully ignores the experiences, voices, contributions, and perspectives of non-dominant individuals and groups in all subject areas. All educational materials including textbooks, films, and other teaching and learning tools present information in a purely Eurocentric, male-centric format. This stage is harmful for both students who identify with mainstream culture as well as individuals from non-dominant groups. It has negative consequences for the former because, according to Banks (1993) it:

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