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Creationism (general)
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03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2015 SB665

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 02, 2015 Main sponsor: Sen. Josh Brecheen Bill Number: SB 665 Bill Title: Oklahoma Science Education Act Current Status: Deadline for senate bills to pass committee expired

Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act, which allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

1st Session of the 55th Legislature (2015)

SENATE BILL 665           

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2014 SB1765

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 23, 2014 Main sponsor: Sen. Josh Brecheen Bill Number: SB 1765 Bill Title: Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act Current Status: Died in Science Education Committee

A bill introduced in Oklahoma in 2014 aimed at depriving administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies."

Other sponsors: Rep. Gus Blackwell

AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to school curriculum; creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act; providing short title; providing for the creation of a

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Number of views: 618
Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2013 HB1674

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 17, 2013 Main sponsor: Rep. Gus Blackwell Bill Number: HB 1674 Bill Title: Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Current Status: Dead via missing 3rd reading deadline in house of origin

One "Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act" bill introduced in Oklahoma in 2013.

Other sponsors: Kern, Brecheen

Oklahoma, 2013 State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 17, 2013 Main sponsor: Rep. Gus Blackwell Bill Number: HB 1674 Bill Title: Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Current Status: Dead via missing 3rd

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

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

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Number of views: 598
Creationism (general)
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03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2011 HB4224

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 07, 2011 Bill Number: HB4224 Bill Title: Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Current Status: Tabled in House Education committee, February 23, 2011

Two "academic freedom" bill have been introduced in Oklahoma in 2011.

Text as introduced STATE OF OKLAHOMA 1st Session of the 53rd Legislature (2011) HOUSE BILL 1551 By:Kern AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to schools; creating the Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act; providing short title; stating legislative findings; directing State Board of

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Creationism (general)
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03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2011 SB554

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 07, 2011 Main sponsor: Brecheen Bill Number: SB554 Bill Title: none; includes standard AFA language and language from Texas science standards to Current Status: Died in committee

Two "academic freedom" bill have been introduced in Oklahoma in 2011.

Text as introduced STATE OF OKLAHOMA 1st Session of the 53rd Legislature (2011) SENATE BILL 554 By: Brecheen AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to school curriculum; stating legislative intent; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt certain curricular standards;

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Number of views: 542
Creationism (general)
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03.21.2016

Oklahoma 2009 SB320

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 02, 2009 Main sponsor: Sen. Randy Brogdon Bill Number: SB320 Bill Title: Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act Current Status: Failed in Education Committee

One "academic freedom" bill has been introduced in Oklahoma in 2009.

Text as introduced STATE OF OKLAHOMA 1st Session of the 52nd Legislature (2009) SENATE BILL 320 By: Brogdon AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to schools; creating the Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act; providing short title; stating Legislative findings; directing State

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Creationism (general)
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03.18.2016

Oklahoma, 2006 - SB 1959

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 26, 2006 Main sponsor: Lawler Bill Number: SB1959 Bill Title: Academic Freedom Act Current Status: No committee action before end of legislative session

 

Text as introduced

STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 50th Legislature (2006) SENATE BILL 1959 By:Lawler

AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to schools; authorizing teachers to present certain information and allow classroom discussions in science courses; providing certain protections for teachers who present certain information; prohibiting certain construction;

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Creationism (general)
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03.18.2016

Oklahoma, 2006 - HB 2107

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: January 09, 2006 Main sponsor: Kern Bill Number: HB2107 Bill Title: Academic Freedom Act Current Status: Passed by House; No Senate committee action before end of legislative session

Borrows from Alabama bills.

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

 

 

2nd Session of the 50th Legislature (2006)


HOUSE BILL 2107
By:Kern

 

 

 

 

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An Act relating to schools; creating the Academic Freedom Act; stating legislative finding and intent

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Oklahoma Science Teachers Association

The scientific content of science courses should be determined by scientists and science educators and not by political directives. In particular, science teachers should not be required to teach, as science, ideas, models and theories that are clearly extra-scientific. An extra-scientific hypothesis, as such, might legitimately be discussed in a science class when examination of its logical construction and criteria for acceptance would illuminate the corresponding features of a scientific hypothesis and scientific method. Any requirement for equal time for such hypotheses is not

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