Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Science Education Returns to Kansas

In an age where American high schools are falling behind Asian and European education standards in math and science, a battle against the Republican War on Science is won in Kansas.

Kansas School Board Repeals Guidelines Questioning Evolution

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

TOPEKA, Kansas — The Kansas state Board of Education on Tuesday repealed science guidelines questioning evolution that had made the state an object of international ridicule.

The new guidelines reflect mainstream scientific views of evolution and represent a political defeat for advocates of "intelligent design," who had helped write the standards that are being jettisoned.

"Those standards represent mainstream scientific consensus about both what science is and what evolution is," said Jack Krebs, a math and technology teacher who helped write the new guidelines.

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