Archive for July, 2011

Texas Board of Education to Revisit Evolution

My colleague Mary Tuma at The Texas Independent reports that the Texas SBOE will revisit evolution and creationism this week when it debates which supplemental material to approve for use in science classrooms. And the new chairman of the board is proving to be as clueless as Don McLeroy, the man she replaced: In a speech delivered to the conservative pro-family group Texas Eagle Forum last week, newly appointed chair Barbara Cargill (R-Woodlands) questioned the faith of her fellow board members, saying that she was one of only “six true conservative Christians on the board,” the watchdog group Texas Freedom Network noted. Read more