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A win for reality in Texas!

July 25, 2011 | By

Some great news out of the Lone Star State: the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected creationist supplements to textbooks, instead voting to endorse science-based ones. Yay! These supplements are for students to use in classrooms in addition to their textbooks. A passel of creationist ones had been submitted for approval by the BoE […]

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Standing up to the experts

January 24, 2011 | By

Over the past few years a majority of members of the Texas State Board of Education have done pretty much everything they can to destroy accurate standards of learning for Texas school children. They’ve been sabotaging science, history, and social studies, and doing a pretty thorough job of it. At the helm for most of […]

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Texas conservatives screw history

March 14, 2010 | By

I recently posted that Don McLeroy, a Texas conservative creationist buffoon on the State School Board of Education, lost his re-election bid. That was good news, but I also warned that in his last months on the BoE, lots of damage could still be done. Sometimes I hate being right. In a 10-5 party line […]

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Texas: careening toward doom

July 7, 2009 | By

So Texas had its brief shining moment of light when the state Senate rejected creationist goofball Don McLeroy’s bid to once again head up the Board of Education. McLeroy was the guy who famously said, "Someone has to stand up to experts!" when talking about the science advisors contacted by the BoE to advise them […]

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Major Texas win!

May 28, 2009 | By

Texas isn’t so doomed after all: the state Senate rejected creationist Don McLeroy to head up the Board of Education! Can I hear a W00t from the choir? W00t! McLeroy is a far-right ideologue who has done nothing but obstruct real education efforts in the Texas BoE for years now. He’s the goofball who said […]

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Oh, Texas, this guy runs your school board?

May 21, 2009 | By

If you ever want to see just how far people will go to deny reality and promote antiscience, then look no further than dyed-in-the-wool creationist Don McLeroy, who is the Chairman of the Texas State Board of Education. This has to be watched to be, well, believed: Yes, someone has to stand up to experts! […]

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Texas is closed

April 30, 2009 | By

Texas is confusing. I guess when you get a state that big, you get conflicting news from it: 1) The bad news: First it was science, and now the state Board of Education is attacking social studies. What do these doofi have against people who are actually knowledgeable and trained in their fields of study? […]

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A glimmer of sanity in Texas?

April 23, 2009 | By

It’s a faint, it’s sputtering, but there may be the flame of some hope for Texas. Some. First, there are bills going through the process of creation (haha) in the Lone Star State that could strip the State Board of Education of its powers to warp the minds of children with creationism. Incredibly, too, the […]

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Texas wrapup: Yup. Doomed.

March 28, 2009 | By

So the vote was made, the standards were set, and now the dust is settling. And what do we see? I see Texas being the laughing stock on a world stage, finally replacing the Kansas fiasco from the 1990s. First, a brief intro: this last week, after months of discussion, the Texas State Board of […]

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Creationist (heh) Master of Science (haha) degree (HAHAHAHAHA!)

March 20, 2009 | By

Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, just wrote about a Texas state Representative who — you might want to sit down, or maybe even lie on the floor as you read this — wants the Institute for Creation Research to be able to grant Master of Science degrees. OK, I’ll let you comically rub your eyes […]

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