It'll be interesting to see how the vote (tomorrow) turns out.
[And in other Alabama news yesterday:
"[Alabama's] 2001 legislative session got off to a rocky start Tuesday,
as a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the display of the Ten
Commandments in public buildings drew demonstrations and protests"
( http://www.foxnews.com/national/020701/alabama_fnc.sml )
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Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 12:19:57 -0500
From: Rory McGee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Alabama Board of Education Takes Up Evolution
INSIDE SCIENCE NEWS SERVICE
ALABAMA BOARD OF EDUCATION TAKES UP EVOLUTION AND SCIENCE STANDARDS
MONTGOMERY, AL (February 7, 2001) - Evolution is back on the agenda, this
time in Alabama. On Thursday the Alabama Board of Education will meet to
vote on new state science standards, including a preface that deals with
The new standards provide the framework for the teaching of science
subjects, including evolution, in grades K-12. The preface that accompanies
the new standards goes into detail about teaching students about scientific
theories, and calls evolution "a controversial theory." It also says
students, "should learn to make distinctions between the multiple meanings
of evolution, to distinguish between observations and assumptions used to
draw conclusions, and to wrestle with the unanswered questions and
unresolved problems still faced by evolutionary theory."
The board will meet in the auditorium of the Gordon Persons Building in
Montgomery at 9:30am, Thursday, February 8th.
National Center for Science Education: www.ncseweb.org
Alabama Department of Education: www.alsede.edu
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