AIBS sent a letter to the members of the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee urging opposition to the “Oklahoma Science Education Act.” The bill would encourage science teachers to assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories. Many view the bill as a way to introduce creationism into the science classroom.
“The best and brightest scientists, whether working for a university, teaching in a K-12 classroom, or working for a private sector company, want to work in an environment that appreciates the nature of science, not one that periodically redefines science in service to political agendas,” states the letter.
The full letter is available at http://www.aibs.org/position-statements/20140210okscienceedact.html.
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