Science law set tone for Jindal- Creationism in Louisiana Education ?
Another controversial bill Gov Bobby Jindal signed in while everyone was watching the Louisiana PayRaise-Gate. Many are not happy.
Is it a promoter of academic freedom, or a 'Trojan horse'?
Friday, June 27, 2008, By Bill Barrow
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal attracted national attention and strongly worded advice about how he should deal with the Louisiana Science Education Act.
Jindal ignored those calling for a veto and this week signed the law that will allow local school boards to approve supplemental materials for public school science classes as they discuss evolution, cloning and global warming.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will have the power to prohibit materials, though the bill does not spell out how state officials should go about policing local instructional practices.
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