More bad news from Louisiana

The Louisiana Science Education Act opened the door for creationism to be taught in the state’s public schools, and now the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is propping the door open, the Louisiana Coalition for Science charges. In a September 28, 2009, press release, the LCS noted, “On September 16, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) ignored the recommendations of science education professionals in the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) and allowed the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), a Religious Right lobbying group, to dictate the procedure concerning complaints about creationist supplementary materials used in public school science classes under the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA).”

Read the details at the NCSE

Comments

  1. #1 Jadehawk
    October 2, 2009

    I despair of this country; every day a little bit more

    even the rise in numbers of non-believers might not help, because this is the sort of thing that may slow that progress, and it may be too slow to prevent this whole country from going down the toilet completely and irreparably
    :-(

  2. #2 Jared
    October 2, 2009

    This reinforces my desire to leave this state…

  3. #3 Beacon Schuler
    October 2, 2009

    As long as the Act dictates that creationism be taught, but not *how* it is taught, this needn’t be a problem…

  4. #4 D. C. Sessions
    October 2, 2009

    As long as the Act dictates that creationism be taught, but not *how* it is taught, this needn’t be a problem…

    John Scopes doesn’t teach in Louisiana. John Scopes would never be allowed to teach in Louisiana, so there’s no need to dictate how to teach the story of the Divine Creation. It’s sufficient to have statutory cover for what every teacher in Louisiana will be instructed to do by their school administrations (in the unlikely event that they don’t already know exactly what to teach.)

  5. #5 mike
    October 3, 2009

    I really am disgusted by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s promotion of this shit. When I knew him he didn’t seem like a proto-idiot. I thought Bobby was cool. I was mistaken.. Thank no deity I no longer live in that hell hole of idiocy of a state.

  6. #6 daen
    October 5, 2009

    *bing-bong*

    “Paging Judge Jones, Judge Jones … please proceed to Louisiana … Thank you.”