Travis Tunnell, Franklin Mayo

Travis Tunnell: High school student and prospective biology major opposes S&W.

He's getting grilled, with board members trying to shake his opposition, but he's standing strong. He'll be at McGill next year, and they'll be proud to have him.

Kelly Coghlan, of Honestly, do you need to know more? It's a train wreck. He's an ambulance chaser for bogus claims of religious persecution. He thinks the Board of Education is a legislative body, which it isn't, and that science standards could be interpreted to forbid teaching anything, which is bogus. The standards just say what must be taught, not what may not.

I wouldn't hire him in a second.

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Me either. I just listened to his testimony and what a crock of hooey!

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They are now 5:39 PM (CDT) talking about how evolution is a religion. Sad, very sad. The head of the board is a total creationist. Texas is in real danger. I'm glad I'm not a Texas school child.