17 Jan '12, 5pm

Green Blog: Helping Teachers Stand Up for Science

Two years ago I wrote about a nascent alliance between people who oppose teaching evolution in the schools and those who oppose teaching about the role of human activity in climate change. National Center for Science Education The movement manifested itself most strikingly in bills introduced in state legislatures demanding that science educators in public schools give equal time to alternative theories on both or at least present dissenting theories. But because the science underlying alternative theories is deficient, many educators argued that such legislation was simply a back door to teaching religion in science classes. The National Center for Science Education , a nonprofit group in Oakland, Calif., monitors legislation and local school board actions that are potentially threatening to the teaching of evolution. It also acts as a resource and adviser for science tea...

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