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The expected antievolution bill in Indiana appears to have mutated.
"All free schools will be forced to present evolution as a comprehensive and central tenet of scientific theory," the Guardian (November 29, 2012) reported, "following lobbying by senior scientists concerned that Christian-run institutions could exploit loopholes in the rules to present creationism as a credible theory."
A trial in a state court over Louisiana's controversial voucher program began on November 28, 2012, reviving the issue of the state's funding of schools that teach creationism.
A Montana legislator is preparing a bill to require the teaching of "intelligent design" along with evolution.
The Freshwater case is featured in the November 2012 issue of Church & State, the magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
By providing a friend-of-the-court brief (PDF) to Ohio's Supreme Court on October 4, 2012, NCSE is again supporting a local school district that fired a middle school science teacher over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism.