Teach Biology, Not Bible-ology

Science is under attack again in public schools. And this Tuesday may be our last chance to prevent millions of children across the country from learning bogus science from some influential public school textbooks.

In Texas, state-appointed textbook reviewers have been caught filing some alarming—and unconstitutional— objections to how universally accepted principles of science are presented in public school textbooks, including scholarly observations like:

As an educator, parent, and grandparent, I feel very firmly that ‘creation science’ based on Biblical principles should be incorporated into every Biology book that is up for adoption.1

Because the Texas public school system is so large, national textbook makers often tailor their materials to that market. So if Biology turns into Bible-ology in Texas, it could impact how science is taught to children nationwide.

This Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education is holding a public hearing and we’re joining the protest rally outside hosted by our friends at Texas Freedom Network. We want to hand the Board tens of thousands of petition signatures from ACLU supporters telling them to keep their hands off science textbooks.

Sign the urgent petition now.

1. "Official Texas Review: 'Creation Science' Should Be Incorporated Into Every Biology Textbook" Mother Jones, September 11, 2013.

To the Members of the Texas State Board of Education:

Keep your hands off the universally accepted principles of science that are taught in our children’s textbooks. Withdraw your support for textbook reviewers who are unconstitutionally trying to insert religious doctrine into the science curriculum.

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