One district for evolution
The Monroe County School Board at the tail end of the state unanimously passed a resolution last night in support of the state's proposed new science standards, in contrast to 11 North Florida school boards that have passed resolutions in opposition (and more than 50 others that have taken no action).
The Monroe resolution does not mention evolution, but it encourages the state Board of Education to adopt the draft standards because "the state desires high quality science education" for all of its students and because "a scientifically educated workforce will benefit Florida's future economy." Monroe County Board Member Debra Walker, an archaeologist, was a member of the writers and framers committee that crafted the proposed standards.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter