Wednesday, November 09, 2005

What's the Matter with Kansas?

By Conrad Spencer

Education officials, elected leaders and economic development experts around the country generally bemoan the lack of science and math instruction in the U.S. schools which leads to the outsourcing of high-tech, high-paying jobs in fields such computers and engineering.

The Kansas Board of Education, however, seems to feel there's too much of that new-fangled science goin' on in the classroom. In order to allow for the teaching of intelligent design, the Kansas Board of Education changed the very definition of science so that the field is no longer limited to natural explanations for natural phenomena. Because, you know, traditional science is so stuffy and, well, scientific.

In other Kansas news, the Department of Health unveiled the state's response plan to a potential flu pandemic.


At 8:37 AM, Blogger cakreiz said...

The problem is simple. My beloved Kansas, like Oklahoma, remains securely fixed in the orbit of the Bible Belt, threatened by the mysteries of Science. If this were Tennessee in 1923, I might snicker. It's not funny anymore. A gang of tired theists tries desparately to protect the Almighty from the ravages of modernity. Argh. For what it's worth, my daughter, now at KU, got a wonderful education here.


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