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Scientifically illiterate in Kansas...and the rest of the country

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    Essay by Lawrence M. Krauss: How to Make Children Scientifically Literate from the New York Times Voters in Kansas ensured this month that noncreationist
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2006
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      Essay by Lawrence M. Krauss:
      How to Make Children Scientifically Literate
      from the New York Times


      Voters in Kansas ensured this month that noncreationist moderates will once
      again have a majority (6 to 4) on the state school board, keeping new
      standards inspired by intelligent design from taking effect.

      This is a victory for public education and sends a message nationwide about
      the public's ability to see through efforts by groups like the Discovery
      Institute to misrepresent science in the schools. But for those of us who
      are interested in improving science education, any celebration should be
      muted.

      ...But perhaps more worrisome than a political movement against science is
      plain old ignorance. The people determining the curriculum of our children
      in many states remain scientifically illiterate. And Kansas is a good case
      in point.


      http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/science/sciencespecial2/15essa.html

      http://tinyurl.com/rq8sa



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