As you’ll recall, I spoke toward the end of the public testimony at the Texas science standards supplements, so I departed from my prepared text a bit. Not, perhaps, my finest performance ever, due to the ad libbing.
A bunch of other video is online from the hearings, including this stunning video of Vera Preston-Jaeger, who told the board “I am able to be here today because I am in a drug research study in Austin and I got the medicine rather than the placebo. When I was first diagnosed, I was told that I would go blind and die within four years, and I’m still here and I’m very glad to be here today.” From there, she talks about the importance of strong science education. It’s awesome.