Nebraska

Those with an interest in the history of anti-evolutionism should check out this recent article by Adam Shapiro in Nebraska History. It discusses a 1924 slander trial in Nebraska where a teacher sued, successfully, after being denied a college English position.

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09.30.2013

"Most rural Nebraskans think global climate change is definitely happening," according (PDF) to the Nebraska Rural Poll. But "[r]ural Nebraskans are less likely to believe human activity is a significant cause of climate change this year than they were five years ago and are more likely to think current climate change is due to normal climate patterns."

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Recently the online edition of the Grand Island Independent, a newspaper in Grand Island, Nebraska, carried a story with the prosaic headline "Northwest school board begins budget work." This came to my attention through the magic of the search engine because, amid many paragraphs about budgets, tax levies, school calendars, and other issues of interest to residents of the Grand Island Northwe

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12.12.2012

Climate change is included in the new set of state social studies standards for Nebraska — but in a way that misrepresents the scientific consensus on global climate change.

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06.15.2010

"Darwin's theory of evolution would continue as a cornerstone of science classes in Nebraska's public schools if proposed new state science standards are adopted this summer by the Nebraska Board of Education," according to a story in the Omaha World-Herald (June 13, 2010).

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06.12.2002
On June 7, 2002 the Nebraska Board of Education voted 5-2 to add the state's existing science standards, including coverage of evolution, to the official requirements for school accreditation. According to a report in the Omaha World-Herald, supporters of "intelligent design" had asked the Board to delay this step, hoping that the standards could be changed. The Board refused to do so.
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