The Louisiana Science Education ACT,(enacted in 2008 under bobbie Jindhal's regime) has been challenged for repeal at least 5 times and the Conservative legislators have managed to fight off repel. The LSEA allows the introduction of outside resources to promote"critical thinking" regarding Evolution and Climate Change. (As Jerry Coyne said, "Its not thatwe alos need some critical thinking in chemistry or physics, they single out evolution)
The resources being introduced in science classes are generally self published crap mde availble through the Louisiana Family Forum nd The Discovery Institute.
The "resources" Ive seen are heavily quoting scripture and use scripture as a resource for kids to review. s Ive heqrd from some of my Tulane Colleagues , evolution is handled as a "theory that is failing nd is loaded with errors". This is presented by science teachers in a state that doesnt even require a focus on specialty in order to teach science.
It appears that Louiasina hs turned into a hillbilly state where education in science has been taken over by the Bible Thumpers.
Many states hve active "cience curriculum standards" and Im happy to say that Pa is one of them . However, Many states south of Virginia (with the exceptions ofNC Fla, Ark, and texas are lining up to help re-introduce Creationism as a valid scientific hypothesis by adopting the La act. Most of the states where its been introduced in these last 3 yers have buried it in committee but ya never know. It only takes an anti-science politician (one over the line of a majority, coupled with an anti-wcience governor) and there will be more Louiianas out there.
Its nothing more than a Back-Door attempt at bringing back the glory days of racist and bible based stories of Creation.
Imagine a state peopled with gungsnales and H&G's on the faculties of AP science classes??
Amazing aint it? here we are in the beginning yers of all kinds of new science in biology and medicine , chem, physics, geo etc. AND HERE we are, mking believe that Creationism is actually scientifically upheld.
Might as well return all them Nobel Prizes boys, we done turned the clock back 500 years