Attempt to repeal Louisiana’s “okay to teach Darwin’s flaws” bill fails
|April 28, 2012||Posted by News under News, science education|
In “Committee kills effort to repeal Louisiana Science Act” (Town Talk, April 19, 2012), Mike Hasen reports,
BATON ROUGE — State senators have rejected an effort to take off the books a law that allows teachers to introduce alternatives to evolution in science classes.
With a 2-1 vote, the Senate Education Committee rejected SB374 by Sen. Karen Peterson, D-New Orleans, which sought to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act adopted in 2008.
Proponents of the repeal say the law “opens the door” for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms but opponents say federal and state laws forbid that.
Well, if the Science Act was adopted in 2008, and in four years no one has come up with an instance of violating federal or state laws, the opponents of the bill should find something better to do with their time.