The “experts” who swoop in to assure schools that their textbooks are in no need of fixing present a psychological puzzle.
That is really too bad. This development will not serve Turkish students well.
If textbooks evolve, then what we thought we knew yesterday is no longer true today.
Why is understanding Dr. Wells as a person important? Because in assessing anyone as a guide to anything, integrity must count for a great deal.
After a contentious review process that attracted nationwide media attention, Kenneth Miller and Joseph Levine’s new edition of their textbook has been adopted for use in Texas.
As I have shown in this series, Texas students, and others across the country, deserve better.
Adopted for use in Texas, the Pearson textbook omits the single most important fact about the scope of the explosion of diversity in the Cambrian.
Adopted for use in Texas, Ken Miller’s Pearson textbook, Biology, never mentions that many biologists doubt that natural selection can explain the origin of new biological features.
Enter biologist Ken Miller, who in 2013 submitted for adoption in Texas his textbook Biology, which promotes the opposite of critical thinking on evolution.
In 2009, Texas adopted statewide science standards, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or “TEKS.”