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HB 1551 - Authorizes the Instruction of Various Scientific Theories - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Not Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Instruction of Various Scientific Theories

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes instruction of various scientific theories in public schools, effective July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes teachers to objectively teach the strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories that are relevant to the course being taught (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits any public school official from limiting a teacher’s ability to objectively teach the strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories that are relevant to the course being taught (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits students from being penalized for having any particular position on scientific theories (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes the Instruction of Various Scientific Theories

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