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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:34 PM

Sanity Prevails in New Orleans as Revisionist Texas Textbooks Banished



Sanity Prevails in New Orleans as Revisionist Texas Textbooks Banished

Even in the south, science can – and does occasionally – prevail against the forces of conservative revisionism, whether politically or religiously motivated.

The Times-Picayune reports that most schools are run by the state and that the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) only has a “direct say-so on the curriculum in about half a dozen schools.” But those in favor of science over superstition can take heart from the fact that in those six schools, at least, science will be taught rather than religion.

None of those schools were teaching creationism, but outgoing president Thomas Robichaux, who is both liberal and gay, has ensured that they won’t be doing so any time soon by making policy changes that “specifically bar district teachers from injecting ‘any aspect of religious faith’ into science courses.”

“No teacher of any discipline of science shall teach any aspect of religious faith as science or in a science class. No teacher of any discipline of science shall teach creationism or intelligent design in classes designated as science classes.”


Out specifically is anything out of Texas: “The new language even bans the use of textbooks that have been adjusted ‘in accordance with the state of Texas revisionist guidelines,’ which highlight the role of Christianity in the country’s history.”

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Full article here: http://www.politicususa.com/sanity-prevails-orleans-revisionist-texas-textbooks-banished.html




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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:00 AM

1. good news indeed!

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:33 AM

2. Wow.

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. Need the same thing to happen in more states. *

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