Texas debates changes to science standards perceived as ‘creationist friendly’

From the AP (via the Dallas Morning News):

Tensions over how evolution is taught simmered Wednesday as the [Texas] State Board of Education started the final stretch of the process of adopting new classroom science curriculum standards.

Activists took advantage of the last opportunity to testify on the proposed standards, which would drop a 20-year-old rule that requires both “strengths and weaknesses” of all scientific theories be taught. Critics say the requirement is used to undermine the theory of evolution in favor of religious teachings.

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