monkey bill

4:05pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Will the Measure Make Tennessee Less Competitive?

Governor Says He'll Sign "Monkey" Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost 90 years after the Scopes "monkey trial," the state of Tennessee is close to enacting a law that critics say renews the attack on evolution.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he’ll likely sign the bill, which would protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming.

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2:20pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Sponsor Says Bill "Mischaracterized."

Bill that Would "Gut" Science Education Considered

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee State Senate will consider a bill Monday that critics say will “gut science education” in the state’s public schools.

Senate bill SB0839 would allow classroom teachers the freedom to “analyze, critique, and review…the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories.”

ACLU Tennessee state chapter Director Hedy Weinberg said in a press release Sunday that the bill is simply another attempt by Christian conservatives to provide legal cover for teachers who want to teacher Creationism.

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