Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Academic Freedom Act

Update from Florida: From what I understand, the Academic Freedom Act has been approved by the senate it moves on to the rest of the senate.

The bill introduced in Florida’s Senate reads in part:

An act relating to teaching chemical and biological evolution; providing a short title; providing legislative intent; providing public school teachers with a right to present scientific information relevant to the full range of views on biological and chemical origins; prohibiting a teacher from being discriminated against for presenting such information; prohibiting students from being penalized for subscribing to a particular position on evolution; clarifying that the act does not require any change in state curriculum standards or promote any religious position; providing an effective date.

This is great news!! Congratulations Florida! Kudos to Ben Stein and the Discovery Institute Fellows who went to Florida in support of the bill and also provided a free viewing of "Expelled" for the Florida legislators.