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HB 368 - Scientific Theories in the Classroom - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

Matthew Hill Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Passage (Executive) -

Title: Scientific Theories in the Classroom

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (72-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Scientific Theories in the Classroom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that prohibits school authorities from limiting teachers' authority to help students critique scientific theories in the classroom.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the state Board of Education, school governing authorities, administrators, or principals from prohibiting teachers from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review the strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories taught in the classroom (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this act only apply to the teaching of scientific information (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Education to notify all directors of schools, and directors to notify all school employees, of the provisions of this act by the start of the 2012-2013 school year (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Scientific Theories in the Classroom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits school authorities from limiting teachers' authority to help students critique scientific theories in the classroom.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the state Board of Education, school governing authorities, administrators, or principals from prohibiting teachers from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review the strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories taught in the classroom (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this act only apply to the teaching of scientific information (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Education to notify all directors of schools, and directors to notify all school employees, of the provisions of this act by the start of the 2012-2013 school year (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (70-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Scientific Theories in the Classroom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits school authorities from restricting teachers' authority to help students critique scientific theories in the classroom.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the state Board of Education, school governing authorities, administrators, or principals from prohibiting teachers from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review the strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories taught in the classroom (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this act shall only apply to the teaching of scientific information (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Education to notify all directors of schools, and directors to notify all school employees, of the provisions of this act by the start of the 2011-2012 school year (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Scientific Theories in the Classroom

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