The Texas State Board of Education is looking a bit saner after Republican primaries yesterday.
Thomas Ratliff upset State Board of Education member Don McLeroy in a Republican primary nail-biter… Appointed board chairman in 2007, McLeroy has been the poster-child for the board’s conservative bloc with his affable tone but strident ideology. [more]
The final vote on the State Board of Education curriculum standard is tomorrow.
The story is not just on Slashdot but also the WSJ.
I have half a mind to go watch the ceremony seeing as I’m in town. Maybe get me a fedora and a little card that says press. [more]
Following StatesmanEDU on Twitter.
Also, Texas Freedom Network is liveblogging.
11:44 – A creationist testifier:
“Why are we supporting such a theory (evolution) that has no evidence supporting it?”
Also liveblogging the event is TFK (Joshua Rosenau).
Update: Today’s Statesman story
Update 1/22: Here’s the other side, an outfit called the Free Market Foundation. [more]
See Texas Citizens for Science.
Some of the site is pretty stale but there is useful info linked from the front page.
There is also the 21st Century Science Coalition. If any Texas-based scientists happen across this article, there is a petition you might want to be aware of on that latter site. [more]