Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 486
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KOENIG.
0892H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new+ read
One bill introduced in Missouri in 2014 that will, "endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies."
Other sponsors: Rick+ read
One "academic freedom" act introduced in Missouri in 2013.
Other sponsors: BAHR, HIGDON, FUNDERBURK, CURTMAN, BRATTIN, WOOD, COOKSON, DAVIS, MCGAUGH AND FITZPATRICK
To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence+ read
One "academic freedom" bill introduced in Missouri in 2012.
Other sponsors: BRATTIN, DAVIS, RICHARDSON, ALLEN, BAHR, LASATER, POLLOCK, FUNDERBURK, REIBOLDT, LANT, GUERNSEY, SCHARNHORST AND CONWAY+ read
This bill requires the State Board of Education, other public elementary and secondary school governing authorities, and school administrative entities to create school environments that encourage students to explore scientific questions and to assist teachers in finding effective ways to present controversial scientific material. These entities must not prohibit teachers from helping students understand the scientific strengths and weaknesses of theories of biological or chemical evolution+ read
One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Missouri in 2009.
EXPLANATION — Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets
in the above bill is not enacted and is intended
to be omitted from the law. Matter in
type in the above bill is proposed la
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 656
State: Missouri Date introduced: April 01, 2008 Main sponsor: Robert Wayne Cooper Bill Number: HB2554 Current Status: Legislative session ended with bill on floor of House
One "academic freedom" bill was introduced in Missouri in 2008.
Text as introduced SECOND REGULAR SESSION HOUSE BILL NO. 2554 94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE COOPER (155). Read 1st time April 1, 2008 and copies ordered printed. D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk 5620L.01I AN ACT To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to teacher+ read
Other Sponsors: Other sponsors: WILSON, BAKER, MUSCHANY, SMITH, DIXON, NANCE, SCHAD, WHORTON, MUNZLINGER, ROORDA, DETHROW, SATER, KUESSNER, BIVINS, WILSON, COOPER, NOLTE, SANDER, FISHER, SCHNEIDER, WALTON, DAY, QUINN, DEEKEN, WOOD, AULL, LOEHNER, EMERY,
Bill temporarily amended to include "academic freedom" language. The amendment was offered during a hearing in the House on+ read
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In keeping with this, the Saint Louis Science Center presents evolution as a central, unifying concept in biology. Our+ read
The most comprehensive definition of biology is that it is the investigation of the emergent process that we call evolution. Evolutionary theory's seamlessly coherent explanatory power for the phenomena that biology investigates at every level of complexity, in the myriad fields that biology encompasses, and in the interrelationships between and among those fields, is unrivaled and presents evolutionary theory as the grand unifying theory of biology. The theory of evolution has been repeatedly tested for over a century for inconsistency. While new findings continue to illuminate the+ read