For those tracking evolution education developments, the spotlight will be on the Kansas primary election on 1 August 2006, where candidates on both sides of the issue will face off before Kansas voters. At the center of this controversy are the Kansas state science standards that were amended by the state board of education in November 2005 to allow for the teaching of intelligent design. The terms of five board members expire this year and the August primary election will give science education supporters a chance to take back control of the panel.

Kansas residents that are interested in registering to vote, please visit the Kansas Secretary of State's website available at: www.kssos.org/elections/elections_registration.html.

For more information about Kansas science education issues, visit the National Center for Science Education at www.ncseweb.org.

For information about developments in Kansas and other states and to view prior AIBS statements on Kansas, please visit www.aibs.org/evolution-initiatives/.

 


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