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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:37 PM

How 19 year old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana's Creationists

http://io9.com/5976112/how-19+year+old-activist-zack-kopplin-is-making-life-hell-for-louisianas-creationists

For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the 19-year-old Kopplin has become one of the fiercest and most feared advocates for education reform in Louisiana. We recently spoke to him to learn more about how he's making a difference.

Kopplin, who is studying history at Rice University, had good reason to be upset after the passing of the LSEA an insidious piece of legislation that allows teachers to bring in their own supplemental materials when discussing politically controversial topics like evolution or climate change. Soon after the act was passed, some of his teachers began to not just supplement existing texts, but to rid the classroom of established science books altogether. It was during the process to adopt a new life science textbook in 2010 that creationists barraged Louisiana's State Board of Education with complaints about the evidence-based science texts. Suddenly, it appeared that they were going to be successful in throwing out science textbooks.

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Reply How 19 year old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana's Creationists (Original post)
WillParkinson Jan 2013 OP
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #1
DryRain Jan 2013 #2
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sakabatou Jan 2013 #4

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:24 PM

1. Here is his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/RepealCreationism?ref=ts&fref=ts

He was at under 1,000 "likes" just a few days ago. It would be good to get him over 3,000.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:29 AM

2. Liked it! Now over 3000 likes! n/t

 

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Response to DryRain (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:06 PM

3. Great!

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. "...Even accused of causing Hurricane Katrina."

Dafuq?

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