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Lawmaker wants science teachers to present both sides of controversy

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.

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State senator wants to transform school funding

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.

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