Thursday, April 27, 2017
Emergency! Save Oklahoma from science!
The congress of babboons in power in Oklahoma - oops, I apologize for that reference. Babboons are far more intelligent than those morons - have passed Bill No. 393, which allows "teachers to help students analyze certain scientific strengths and weaknesses". The bill goes on to say that it wants to encourage students to "develop critical thinking skills and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues."
According to Doc Hoc, previous versions of this bill listed evolution and global warming as controversial. Despite this watered down revision, it is a thinly disguised effort to weaken the importance of teaching science and scientific facts. Teachers are to "help students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught." (The emphasis is mine.) Global warming and evolution aren't theories, folks. They have been proven.
By dumbing down Oklahoma's education, which is in serious trouble anyway, industries and businesses will look elsewhere to find an educated workforce. Oklahoma has a lower-than-national-average college graduation rate.
But Gov. Scary Failing will most likely sign this bill into law.