[Post Revised]
According to one story:

After a public hearing Thursday evening to discuss a possible change in the way science courses are taught in public schools, the Clay County [Florida] School Board voted unanimously to support a change in the state science curriculum that would use the word evolution in the classroom.

The state Board of Education will scheduled to vote Feb. 19 on the change, which would require more in-depth teaching of evolution and other scientific topics while setting specific benchmarks for students to meet.

Source is here.

But according to other sources, things are not quite sanguine in clay county:

The attorney for the board said that the resolution came as close as possible to violating the Kitzmiller decision without actually crossing the line.

Source: Panda’s Thumb

I’m looking towards Florida Citizens for Science for some accurate information but not seeing it yet.


  1. #1 Mike O'Risal
    January 18, 2008

    The news story is incorrect; whoever wrote it is an idiot.

    Full story on Panda’s Thumb. The resolution passed was NOT in favor of evolution.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    January 18, 2008

    Well, isn’t this interesting.

  3. #3 Brandon
    January 18, 2008

    I’ve been noticing some bad reporting out there. The worst are the TV stations. It’s obvious many of the stations haven’t a clue what is going on. Unfortunately, some newspaper reporters also get confused.
    An account of the Clay County meeting was up on the FCS blog early this morning at about 6:30: http://www.flascience.org/wp/?p=397