November 23, 2012
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Critics fear bill will open door to creationists, but law cites need for ‘critical thinking skills’
State Sen. Chester Crandell (R-Heber) is a prime co-sponsor of a bill to require science teachers to explore all sides of scientific controversies, a measure some science educators say could prompt teachers to teach creationism or distort the presentation of controversial subjects like climate change.
Newly elected District 6 state Senator Chester Crandell (R-Heber) says that he wants to free local schools from state restrictions — but link their funding to the results they achieve.