Scientific Controversies

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

Feb 22, 2017

South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change

Long-running Texas evolution debate has big classroom impact

Feb 1, 2017

The Texas Board of Education has voted preliminarily to ease _ but not completely eliminate _ state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argue forced teachers to use language that could cast doubt on the theory of evolution

Texas mulls changing science standards questioning evolution

Jan 31, 2017

The Texas Board of Education will decide whether to scrap a requirement that public schools teach high school students to scrutinize "all sides" of a scientific theory after hearing from academics who say that was meant to water down lessons on evolution

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