Florida textbook attack

A new state law requires school boards to appoint a “hearing officer” to hold hearings for any and every complaint filed against any book, video, etc., used in any pubic classroom.

Climate change denialism, creationism, and “American Exceptionalism” advocacy group Florida Citizens Alliance, which promoted (and claims to have written) this law, already has volunteers (trained by a Texas tea-party-style textbook pressure group) in numerous counties.

Knowing better than to provoke the formidable scientific and historical UF faculty, FCA has so far made no moves in Alachua County, but has begun a crusade against politically-incorrect facts in Marion County.

See the Florida Citizens for Science blog at www.flascience.org/wp/. The Marion Couty report is at: www.flascience.org/?p=3016.

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