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Associated Press: Texas Board Approves Compromise

Unlike the slipshod Dallas Morning News article, the initial Associated Press report on the new Texas science standards acknowledges the "compromise" language requiring scientific critiques adopted by the Board and even quotes some of it:

The curriculum will require that students "in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate and critique scientific explanations ... including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student."

Although the AP story is clearly slanted toward the evolution lobby (and contains the obligatory inaccurate comments about intelligent design), it doesn't suppress the basic facts about what the Board did.