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Critical thinking, teaching the controversy, and unproven belief roundup

By |2019-03-15T16:11:29-04:00January 16th, 2009|Blog|

Louisiana: On January 13, 2009, Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education passed a policy that gives teachers more leeway to use materials outside of the science textbooks. Supporters say this would foster critical thinking in students, critics says that this is merely a guise for permitting creationism in classrooms. Crack the code: how “critical thinking” is used to support [...]

Antievolution bills die in committee, Texas science standards change

By |2019-03-12T18:26:34-04:00December 30th, 2008|Blog|

Two antievolution bills in Michigan died in committee on December 19th. The Michigan bills were modeled after the Louisiana Science Education Act which passed in June 2008. According to the National Center for Science Education: If enacted, the [Michigan] bills would have required state and local administrators “to create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that encourages pupils [...]