15 August 2006

Reality-Based Group Sets Sight on School Board

Seems like all over the country, people are fed up with evangelical influence on education and are looking to increase the mean cranial size of school boards. Even here in Ohio:

Supporters of teaching Darwin's theory of evolution to school children have launched a campaign aimed at unseating a state Board of Education member who has supported critical evaluation of the theory.

Help Ohio Public Education (HOPE), a coalition of evolution proponents, on Friday announced an advocacy group headed up by Lawrence Krauss, director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University.

HOPE is targeting board member Deborah Owens Fink, a Republican who seeks re-election. The group is hoping to run former Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Sawyer against her. Both are from the Akron area.

Earlier this year, Owens Fink was 1 of 4 members who voted to bend science standards to suit creationists.

1 comment:

Wes said...

Yes! YES! A thousand times yes. We on the left side of the aisle forgot about building farm teams in the 80s and 90s, and look what it did. The righties took over state governments - and more insidiously, school boards.

We gotta challenge every seat at every level and build those farm teams.

(who might accidentally be moving back to Ohio in a year. Ask me later.)