On June 5, 2009, NSC Alliance submitted comments to the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on a draft science education rule. The rule would implement the Louisiana Science Education Action (SB 733), which was enacted in June 2008. The Act is viewed by many as a back door approach to teaching creationism. The rule approved by the Board of Education in April 2009 would “allow and assist educators in promoting critical thinking skills and objective discussion of scientific theories.” Under the proposed rule, teachers would be allowed to use supplemental textbooks and materials in science classes after covering the content of the state’s science curriculum.
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