Evolution and education with Texas State Board of Education Chair Don McLeroy

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The Texas Board of Education is in the midst of a major fight this week over a new science curriculum that's designed to challenge the principle of evolution. The Board will vote tomorrow on standards that will govern science teaching on evolution in Texas for the next ten years. Right now the Board is evenly split.

This is not a small fight and it is not just about beliefs: Texas is the 2nd largest textbook market and many publishers write to the state standards. Joining us is the Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, Don McLeroy, a "young earth creationist”, who is leading the charge to question evolution in the state's science curriculum.

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