One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Florida in 2011.
Text as introduced Florida Senate - 2011 SB 1854 By Senator Wise 5-01631-11 20111854__ Page 1 of 6 CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words+ read
One of the first high-profile academic freedom acts. Ben Stein helped stump for it.
Text as introduced FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES A bill to be entitled An act relating to teaching chemical and biological evolution; providing a short title; providing legislative intent; providing public school teachers with a right to present scientific information relevant to the full range of views on biological and chemical origins;+ read
Text as introduced A bill to be entitled An act relating to teaching chemical and biological evolution; providing a short title; providing legislative intent; providing public school teachers with a right to present scientific information relevant to the full range of views on biological and chemical+ read
It is educational and exciting to witness firsthand the evertwisting plot that arises in battles over evolution education. I joined with other Florida Citizens for Science (FCS) members and our associates in the Florida capital, Tallahassee, February 19, 2008, when the board of education met to decide the fate of a brand new set of state science education standards (see RNCSE 2008 Mar/Apr; 28 : 4–7). There is nothing quite like sitting elbow to elbow in a room packed with your friends, your opponents, and more television cameras than can be found at a Britney Spears court+ read
Recognizing that the concept of intelligent design (ID) represents a serious threat to the quality of science education in Florida and throughout the United States, the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Scientific Society adopts the following resolution:
WHEREAS intelligent design was found in the 2005 federal court case Kitzmiller et al v. Dover Area School District to be the religious-based doctrine of creation science masquerading under another name and, specifically, not a scientific theory;
WHEREAS the teaching of creation science as a suitable