The final proposal for the state’s science curriculum pleases scientists and watch groups, who say that it protects Texas public school classrooms over the next decade from what they call "watered-down science" -- specifically during the instruction of evolution. But the school board doesn't have to use them. In May the board threw out a teacher-suggested language arts curriculum in favor of another that some board members have said they had only an hour to read before voting on it.
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To read the final draft click here.
To read the current guidelines, click here.