Science Teachers Best Friend: The Austin American-Statesman

There was an editorial in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper today entitled Put education board under a microscope. If you are a science teacher or scientist in Texas, or for that matter throughout the USA, you have to love this editorial.

The editorial announces a little known Texas House Bill 722 which will require that board meetings be broadcast—with audio and video—over the Internet and that the board Website maintain an archive of those videos.

According to the editorial writer, this bill is the first step in much need scrutiny of the State Board of Education whose members make news by questioning the theory of evolution, or claiming that global warming is bunch of hooey.… Read more