By Kirsten Bokenkamp
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is considering adopting supplemental science materials for Texas’ public schools. If some SBOE members get their way, these materials will include intelligent design. For the sake of our children and our Constitution, we urge the SBOE to uphold the separation of church and state.
Today, our Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Rebecca Robertson, testified to the SBOE, arguing that public school science textbooks are not the place to try to advance political and religious agendas. She argued that teaching intelligent design as science would not only violate the separation of church and state, but would also put Texas school districts at risk of facing expensive litigation, would lower our quality of education, and would hurt Texas’ economy. Read her testimony here.