Thursday, June 09, 2005

An excellent idea

Beating the anti-science stigma |
A number of university faculty and administrators across the state have openly voiced their opposition to the new, anti-evolution standards about to be adopted. They can now do something concrete to protect good science in Kansas high schools. Our universities and their faculty can establish a voluntary association for Kansas high schools who wish to continue to teach evolution as good science. University faculty could serve on accrediting panels and study high school curricula and visit high school classes to ensure that good science is being taught.

Low cost, high impact, and very symbolic. There's something iffy about cutting the elected Board of Ed out of the loop, but I don't see any downside to helping students get a good education.