Controversial science trimmed from critical-thinking bill

04/18/2008 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Critics say a Louisiana bill touted as a way to promote student critical thinking may instead introduce religious perspectives into the state's science classrooms. The bill permits teachers to purchase supplemental books that allow students to review and critique scientific theories, but lawmakers amended the measure to exempt evolution, global warming and human cloning.

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