Evolution is change and often is thought of in terms of progress or improvement. On the State Board of Education, it too often seems, there is no evolution, only ideological stasis.
The 15-member board gathered last month in Austin to give final approval to new science and math textbooks and related online instructional materials. Any hope the board would complete its heavy workload without its religiously conservative members sparking another battle over the teaching of evolution was dashed when it came time to discuss alleged errors in a biology textbook published by Pearson Education.
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