South Carolina Follow-Up

South Carolina’s bill that would have allowed teachers to “help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories” is dead.
Also dead is South Carolina’s religion “neutrality” bill, which would have required the State Board of Education to “examine all curriculum in use in this State that purports to teach students about the origins of mankind to determine whether the curriculum maintains neutrality toward religion, favoring neither one religion over other religions, nor religion over non-religion, including atheism. Related to non-religion, the examination must include a review as to whether the curriculum contains a sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus preferring those who believe in no religion over those who hold religious beliefs.” Any “offending” curriculum would have been revised or replaced.

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