In those few paragraphs, there’s a great deal of misinformation about academic freedom laws, how they harm science teaching and imperil students and educators.
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.
This has got to be one of the dopiest, most simple-minded presentations of the subject that I’ve seen.
It was a turning point in the effort to secure academic freedom for science teachers.