New Florida Textbook Law Stirs Debate Over Science
It’s a matter of facts. New legislation in the Sunshine State allows any resident to challenge the use of instructional materials in schools. While HB 989 is purportedly aimed at helping parents play a more significant role in education, critics believe it could be used to derail the teaching of key scientific facts, such as climate change and evolution. The law’s primary supporters, for instance, have argued that students should also be taught creationism. With the academic year underway, school boards are waiting to see what will be challenged.