Friday, May 29, 2009

Science Education in Texas #2

Some blog readers may be interested in a recent post “Science Education in Texas #2” [Hake (2009)].  The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT:  In response to my post “Science Education in Texas,” John (Texas) Clement stated that the resignation of Chris Comer, Texas Education Agency's director of science curriculum, was old news and cited a 2007 report by Steven Schafersman, President of the Texas Citizens for Science.  I quote an even more complete and up-to-date report by Sandhya Bathija (2009), which indicates that (a) Chris Comer's lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency was dismissed on 31 March 2009 by a George-W-Bush-appointed U.S. District Judge; and (b) Texas school board  activists may well prevail in infusing creationism and intelligent design into Texas schools, as well as schools throughout the U.S.  The latter because many publishers tend to cater to the curriculum mandates of Texas, evidently the second-largest state purchaser of textbooks in the U.S.


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Hake, R.R. 2009. “Science Education in Texas #2,” online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . Post of 28 May 2009 21:01:29 -0700 to AERA-L, Net-Gold, & PhysLrnR.

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