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CEAI Action Alert for Science Teachers

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CEAI Action Alert for Science Teachers
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We Need to Hear From Public School Science Teachers

My name is David Brackin and I've been a member of CEAI for over 20 years. Over the past few months I've been allied with The Florida Policy Council in trying to change the new Florida State Department of Education Science Standards. The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) is a state based pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage educational advocacy group that is associated with Dr. James Dobson and Focus on the Family.

The Florida Department of Education has written new science standards that will require Florida science teachers to present evolution as a proven fact. There are no provisions included in the standards that will allow for the critical analysis of the theory of evolutions. Thus many of us that object to the "science" used to present evolution as a fact have no recourse but to teach the lie of evolution as though it is a proven fact.

Over the past month I've been able to present to the Florida Department of Education why I think the new standards need to be changed and I've met personally with Florida Senate Majority Leader Daniel Webster, Florida House of Representatives Speaker Marco Rubio, and several other legislators about an Academic Freedom bill. Each of the legislators said that my testimony as a teacher that has been confronted about teaching the weaknesses in the theory of evolution is critical to the passing of the bill and that we need to hear from more teachers with that experience. The next hearing on this bill will be the week of April seventh.

We now need to hear from public school K-12 science teachers or students about any of the following as soon as possible especially those in Florida:

1) Have you ever been confronted, reprimanded, or given a directive, for criticizing evolution or presenting scientific evidence critical of Darwinism?

2) In light of the new dogmatic evolution standards recently passed by the Board of Education, ("Evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology and is supported by multiple forms of evidence.") do you feel that you are free to give critical analysis of evolution in the classroom and not be confronted or disciplined?

3) Do you feel that there is a hostile environment generally in your school or district toward those who dissent or disagree with evolution or Darwinism?

4) Do you have legitimate fears about what would happen to you if you criticized evolution in light of the new dogmatic standards?

The Florida Family Policy Council has asked me to be the liaison between any one with these experiences and themselves.

If you as a teacher or a student have stories, experiences or opinions on any of these topics, please e-mail me at djbrackin4@bellsouth.net.

David Brackin

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, EDUCATION, EVOLUTION, SCIENCE


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