Arx Hereticus

Welcome to the ramblings of a merry heretic, an ex-pat (Tex-pat?) American living in Maryland after having spent six years in Germany. Arx Hereticus is part travelogue, part cooking, part budo, part socio-political commentary and mostly just me BSing.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Texas education meltdown

OM(N)G! Have you SEEN what's happening in Texas:

State science curriculum director resigns
Move comes months before comprehensive curriculum review.

By Laura Heinauer
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Thursday, November 29, 2007

The state's director of science curriculum has resigned after being accused of creating the appearance of bias against teaching intelligent design.
It made the New York Times:

Official Leaves Post as Texas Prepares to Debate Science Education Standards
And Wired:

Texas Science Curriculum Director Canned for Mentioning Evolution
And even the Bad Astronomer has commented:
Texas: so, so doomed
Here's Americans United's take:

Americans United Blasts Ouster Of Texas Educator For Supporting Sound Science


Sigh. As y'all know, HW and I are probably moving back to Texas next year. Looks like we've going to have lots of opportunities to get active in politics and such.