Your current superintendent of public instruction is reviewing state curricula, and she has an agenda.
Douglas has been working for awhile now to bring a little Sunday school into science class. This spring she took a red pen to the proposed new science standards, striking or qualifying the word “evolution” wherever it occurred.
This, after calling for creationism to be taught along with evolution during a candidate forum last November.
They’re about to do a final edit of the state science standards, and she appointed Joseph Kezele to the 8-person review team.
Kezele is a biology teacher at Arizona Christian University. He also is president of the Arizona Origin Science Association and, as Flaherty puts it, “a staunch believer in the idea that enough scientific evidence exists to back up the biblical story of creation.”
Yeah, this guy.
Evolution, he said, is a false explanation for life and should be taught so that students “can defend against it, if they want to.”
“I’m not saying to put the Bible into the classroom, although the real science will confirm the Bible,” Kezele told Phoenix New Times in an interview on Wednesday. “Students can draw their own conclusions when they see what the real science actually shows.”
He argued that scientific evidence supports his creationist ideas, including the claims that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs were on board Noah’s Ark.
Or you can watch him calmly peddle ignorance on YouTube.
Might as well put a flat-earther on the review committee to make sure none of that spherical Earth stuff is taught to kids.
As always, I am astounded that such stupid nonsense continues to be given equal time.
(By the way, Douglas is, of course, a Republican.)