Texas Education Board Votes For Evolution in Science Curriculum

 The Texas State Board of Education met Friday morning to vote on amendments to the language that teaches evolution and scientific evidence in future science textbooks for grades 3 and up. Board member Cynthia Dunbar, second from right, introduced the amendment that was supplemented by Bob Craig, left. as they talk with fellow members from left, seated Patricia Hardy, Craig, Geraldine Miller, Dunbar, and Rene Nuñ–ez, during a break to copy the language for all to read before they succeeded in passage. Texas students will now be required to examine “all sides of scientific evidence” in their analysis, evaluation and critique of all scientific explanations.

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Board members Terri Leo and Ken Mercer consult during a brief break to get the language right on Cynthia Dunbar’s amendment before voting in favor 13-2.rbz-tx-education-science-06

 Bending the ear of board member Ken Mercer is colleague Cynthia Dunbar who introduced the amendment and secured an outcome of  13-2 in favor of the language. 

Photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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