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Continued calls for "monkey bill" veto

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With Tennessee's "monkey bill" still on Governor Bill Haslam's desk, columnists in the state's newspapers continue to criticize the bill and call for a veto.

Project Steve: n > 1200

With the addition of Steven Piantadosi on April 6, 2012, NCSE's Project Steve attained its 1200th signatory.

Governor petitioned to veto "monkey bill"

A petition urging the veto of House Bill 368, signed by thousands of concerned Tennesseans, was delivered to Governor Bill Haslam's office on April 5, 2012, MSNBC reports (April 5, 2012).

Once more unto the breach in Oklahoma

Scientific and educational organizations are again expressing their opposition to antiscience legislation in the Sooner State.

Americans United calls for "monkey bill" veto

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling on Governor Bill Haslam to veto House Bill 368, according to a post on the organization's Wall of Separation blog (April 5, 2012).

ACLU of Tennessee calls for "monkey bill" veto

"Tennessee is dangerously close to enacting a law that would gut science education in public schools," writes the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (April 5, 2012).

A renewed assault on science in Oklahoma

The attack on the teaching of evolution and of climate change in Oklahoma continues, despite the failure of House Bill 1551 and Senate Bill 1742.

Polling support for science education

In a recent survey, voters overwhelmingly accepted that improving the quality of science education is important to the competitiveness of the United States in the global scene — and a majority agreed that there's a lot of room for improvement.

Los Angeles Times on Tennessee's "monkey bill"

Tennessee "is seeking to join a number of states in which evolution is being questioned," the Los Angeles Times (April 1, 2012) editorially observed. "That's dumb."

Oklahoma antiscience bill dies

Oklahoma's House Bill 1551, one of two bills attacking the teaching of evolution and of climate change active in the Oklahoma legislature during 2012, is now in effect dead, according to Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education.


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