as it's so called, in honor of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trials in Tennessee.
The Tn legislation allows teachers to challenge evolutoin & climate change in their classrooms.
The state legislature of Tennessee has given legal cover to public school teachers to challenge the science of evolution and climate change, in a move that looks set to deepen a debate about politicisation of the classroom.
The bill passed in the Tennessee Senate this week provides legal protection to teachers who personally do not believe in evolution or the human causes of climate change, and instead want to teach the "scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories".
It comes at a time when science associations are increasingly concerned by moves to inject religious or ideological beliefs into science teaching ahead of the release next month of a new set of education standards which give a central place to climate change.
Tell me about it!
The bill sponsor was on CNN this morning, only his version differed from what I'm finding in print, regarding evolution & climate change.
He stressed that students could offer challenges to both theories, based on what they might be hearing at home or elsewhere. He didn't specify where elsewhere might be.
Everything I've found written on it so far stresses that teachers can challenge the validity of the science.
Good grief!! No wonder people think us folks in the South are heathenhillbillies.
Interesting scientific commentary on how far Tennessee has (not) come.
I look for Alabama & Mississippi to try to follow suit. This is an abvious attempt to inject religion into the classroom.
It couldn't be any more obvious.
Home, Church, and private school.
More & more, I feel we are moving back decades, on so many fronts.
Add another few generations, b/c we'll have to make this one up, once the GOP gets thru taking up back to the Good Ole Days!