Melinda Mells, Bill Vinal

Melinda Mells has won a ton of teaching awards in science education. "My task as a science teacher is to ensure that my students have … a solid foundation to build upon in future science courses. … Your task as board members is to ensure that science, and only science, is taught in science classes."

Then we get into Francis Bacon.

There's some sort of fight between Cargill (?) and Mells about the nature of "theory."

Bill Vinal: Speaks about physics and chemistry, then we'll have a 15 minute break. He thinks there's too much calculation.

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There should be more math, not less.