The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Schools voted 8-2 today to approve new biology textbooks that creationists relentlessly attacked because of their coverage of evolutionary science. Today’s vote represents a huge setback for religious-right pressure groups like the Louisiana Family Forum, which demanded that the textbooks include creationist ideology based on junk science.
The Louisiana Coalition for Science, which championed sound education throughout the debate, has more here. The National Center for Science Education has details here. TFN Insider reported about the Louisiana textbook battle here and here.