Earth Science Falls Out Of Favor In Texas

10/2/2001 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Earth sciences have fallen out of favor recently in the state's schools -- Texas' new standardized tests won't include questions about earth science -- and the state Board of Education recently changed a law allowing students to fulfill science requirements without the subject. Advocates including geologists, academics and oil company executives say earth-science education is crucial to helping students understand global environmental issues.

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