The forces of ignorance in Louisiana received a major setback today.
We last posted about this subject this morning, so you can go here for background information: Slime-Slinging Time. Basically, Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) met today to approve some biology books that had been fanatically opposed by creationists — especially Gene Mills, president of the Louisiana Family Forum.
A committee of Louisiana’s top school board Tuesday afternoon approved a variety of high school science textbooks, despite complaints on how they describe evolution.
The vote was 6-1 and paves the way for final approval on Thursday by the full state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or BESE.
It isn’t over yet, but things are looking good at the moment.
Addendum: There’s a later story with a bit more detail in the Daily Advertiser of Lafayette: BESE panel approves science textbooks.
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