Score one for the (publishing) good guys

The Texas Board of Education came down entirely on the side of evolution in the Great Texas Textbook War of 2011. By a unanimous vote (one of the 15 board members was on vacation), the board chose supplemental material for high school biology classes from established, mainstream textbook publishers rather than  any of the creationist-based alternatives.

With California undergoing a suspension of school textbook purchases for the next several years, Texas is the big educational textbook buyer in America these days. Any decision to buy puts big-time money in a publisher’s pocket, and Holt McDougal’s win over International Databases, LLC, is a major win for science-based science education and a black eye on the crackpot, bullshit “intelligent design” crowd.


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