Oklahoma 2014 SB758

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 17, 2013 Main sponsor: Rep. Josh Brecheen Bill Number: SB 758 Bill Title: Providing for the creation of a school environment that encourages the exploration of scientific theories Current Status: Died in committee

A bill introduced in Oklahoma in 2014, that would have required state and local educational authorities to "assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies" and permitted teachers to "help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories pertinent to the course being taught."

Other sponsors: Rep. Gus Blackwell

An Act relating to school curriculum; creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act; providing short title; providing for the creation of a school environment that encourages the exploration of scientific theories; allowing teachers to help students analyze certain scientific strengths and weaknesses; prohibiting the promotion of religious or nonreligious beliefs; providing for notification to school employees; providing for codification; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

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