This summer, in fact.
Don McLeroy, dentist and chair of the Texas School board (a state-wide elected body) is a creationist. Of evolution, he says “I just don’t think it’s true or it’s ever happened.”
The 15 member board is stocked with seven creationists. It could have been worse, but the outcome of recent elections was slightly favorable. The governor of Texas is a creationist. Hell, most Texans are creationists.
The most likely creationist effort will be to insert a “strengths and weaknesses” clause … an academic freedom provision, into the language.
Here is a current PDG essay on the situation by Joyce Anderson writing for the Jewish Times.
Here is a recent post on the academic freedom issue, and here is Mike and me talking about it on the radio.