South Dakota’s HB 1270, proposed this year, was a simple, straightforward academic freedom bill. Unfortunately, it did not pass.
You may already know about academic freedom bills — such as those passed in Louisiana in 2008 and Tennessee in 2012.
“Imagine two science teachers. Mr. Smith expects students simply to memorize and correctly regurgitate.”
The LSEA gave teachers freedom to teach about both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory.
As Sarah Chaffee points out, the new Free Science website is an outstanding new resource.