So the vote was made, the standards were set, and now the dust is settling. And what do we see?
I see Texas being the laughing stock on a world stage, finally replacing the Kansas fiasco from the 1990s.
First, a brief intro: this last week, after months of discussion, the Texas …
A very nice discussion examining how the anti-science members of the BOE of Texas dealt with the new science standards. Evolution was not the only topic from the writings of the reality-based staff. that they worked against, They also disagreed on the age of the Universe and on climate change.
See, instead of having experts who know what they are talking about decide on what to teach their children, Texas has people with little or no real understanding of the facts. In fact, it has people who are not afraid to demonstrate their ignorance again and again. It is like having people who judge horses in charge of federal emergency management organizations. It is a sure-fire ticket to failure.
If people put incompetent ideologues in charge of something important, do not be surprised if the results are less than useful. All you can do is laugh.