Textbook author

Textbook author Juli Berwald is explaining why evolution rocks. Will she get any questions?

The Board just spent 10 minutes questioning a teacher who happened to back S&W, even though she's got far fewer credentials.

Yes! Dunbar asks who she writes for. Then wonders if the new "analyze and evaluate" language would allow S&W. Berwald doesn't think there's evidence against evolution, so she wouldn't know how to insert "weaknesses." Claims there's ambiguity.

Mercer: Claims that S&W has been in the standards for 20 years in everything. Bogus.

Leo: Gimme an example of nonscientific alternatives offered!

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