May 4, 2008

Agreements with Fordham

Lest readers assume I disagree with Mike Petrilli and Fordham colleagues on everything, let me give them full credit for standing on the right side of science education in Florida, where they were ahead of the curve several years ago in criticizing the state Department of Education's cowardice on science standards, supported the new standards, and criticized Florida Senator Ronda Storms's efforts to couch religious and political intrusions into science education under the misleading term of academic freedom. I'm a supporter of academic freedom, but Fordham and I agree that many Florida legislators need a bit more education on the concept and on what science is.

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Posted in Education policy on May 4, 2008 9:35 PM |