Louisiana Politicians WIN, But Their Students Lose

From: Jack M.
Sent on: Monday, May 6, 2013 9:27 AM


Zach Kopplin was on Bill Maher a few days ago explaining the creationism bill and asking Louisiana Bobby Jindal to repeal the bill he signed that permits teachers at public schools to supplement standard evolutionary curricula with analysis and critiques that may include intelligent design.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from India, Jindal studied biology and public policy at Brown University from 1988 to 1991. Jindal is a Roman Catholic convert from Hinduism.


Despite calls for a veto from groups such as National Review, and some of Jindal's genetics professors at Brown University, Jindal signed the Louisiana Academic Freedom Act which passed with a vote of 94–3 in the State House and 35-0 in the State Senate in 2008. As a result of this, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology rejected New Orleans as a site for their 2010 meeting and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will not conduct future meetings in Louisiana.


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