Minnesota Science Standards

The Minnesota Science Standards are currently in the process of review and updating. This is what the governor of Minnesota thinks. He’s wrong about the “local” thing. He is such a ball-less ass. Oh, I so wish he was in Palin’s position. Maybe.

If you are in Minnesota and want to provide your feedback on the standards, and you are not Tim Pawlenty, please click here. If you ARE Tim Pawlenty, bite me.


  1. #1 Doyle
    September 11, 2008

    I saw this when it was broadcast, and was disgusted (although not really surprised) at how far Pawlenty has his head up his rectum. I was also annoyed that Brokaw failed to point out that the Supreme Court ruled in 1987 that creationism was NOT appropriate to be taught, and that Kitzmiller vs. Dover ruled the same for ID creationism in 2005. He also failed to point out that the logical extension of Pawlenty’s “local decision” argument seems to be that it would be OK to teach Arthur Butz’s version of the Holocaust in history classes, as long as that is what enough of the locals wanted.

  2. #2 Ben Zvan
    September 12, 2008

    And if you are Tim Pawlenty, I’m next in line.

  3. #3 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    September 13, 2008

    Pawlenty actually signed the bill into law which establishes that what is being taught in the local schools regarding science conforms to the standards. QED, right?

    The governor’s office respond to questions by educators with a vague notion that they are still free to teach what they want. It wasn’t Minnesota the decided to give it up to local school boards, it was Tim Pawlenty following the example of his favorite sitting president and selectively enforce the laws he is too chicken to veto.

    I smell something burning. Someone’s pants are on fire.

  4. #4 greg laden
    September 13, 2008

    I am working on a special project that is secret, but will be of great interest once it is revealed (by my bosses) in which I will deal with this exact issue. I think it is very important. On one hand we have presidential candidates saying “I’m going to pass this bill and that bill” as though they were teh legislature, and on the other hand we have this governor telling us that individuals school districts can teach creationism if they want to … want to get sued and go down like dover. (I had been assuming Pawlenty was a lawyer at one point in the past. I guess not.)

  5. #5 Lorax
    September 18, 2008

    If you actually care about science education in the state and can, please try to attend one of the public forums to balance out any IDiots or other creationists that show up. I am most concerned about the more rural meetings where small town values seem to more often promote edukashun. At least the Roseville meeting should have some input from the University.