Now I have one less reason to believe the State of Ohio is planning to make my child intentionally ignorant:
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio school board voted Tuesday to eliminate a passage in the state’s science standards that critics said opened the door to the teaching of intelligent design.
The Ohio Board of Education decided 11-4 to delete material encouraging students to seek evidence for and against evolution.
It’s nice to see that even this particularly weak-kneed swipe against evolution is no longer considered viable in the state where I live. But the Law of the Conservation of Stupidity, in which stupidity is never eliminated, it merely changes form and location, is at work here: now South Carolina’s school board is fiddling with their high school biology standards to try to make evolution look bad.
However, right now that’s South Carolina’s problem, and as I’ve said before, if other states want to intentionally make their children more ignorant, that just thins the herd for Athena when it comes time for her college applications. So you go on right ahead, South Carolina, and make your kids as pan-hit dim as possible. Ohio is presently out of the “enculturating ignorance” business, and for the moment, that’s good enough for me.