Ohio Board of Education meetings like Mad Hatter's Tea Party
On September 11, the Achievement Committee of the Ohio Board of Education considered the "Controversial Issues" Template, drafted by a staff member of the Ohio Department of Education. This was the final item on the agenda of the Achievement Committee meeting.
The document was distributed to committee members. After a pause, there was a motion for adjournment from Deborah Owens-Fink. Although the motion did not receive a second, the meeting was adjourned.(emphasis added)
The full board met on September 12. The template was not discussed by the board at this meeting.
On September 11, the meeting was adjourned early by a motion that was not even seconded, let alone voted upon! How can anyone take these clowns seriously?
A CantonRep.com online news report about the meetings said,
The committee, which started its meeting more than 15 minutes late, originally was scheduled to meet for three hours but cut it down to two . . . .
Jim Craig of 2345 Bevington St. NW in Canton, who chaired the meeting, adjourned it without getting a second or taking a vote on motion to adjourn.
Critics accused Craig and other committee members of ducking the issue. They said those who support the teaching of intelligent design are delaying the vote because they don’t command a majority of the committee.
There we go again with that darned misconception that all scientific (or pseudoscientific, to some) criticism of evolution is intelligent design. This was supposed to be an objective news article.
One blog made the claim that 140,000 emails opposing the new Ohio lesson plan were sent in, but that figure seems doubtful because the bloggers had no way of knowing the number and because such a high number is doubtful, especially considering that there was not much advance notice that the plan would be on the agenda. The blog claimed that 20,000 of its own members sent in protest emails and that is possible because the blog had a fill-in submission form and so could count the emails, but that number seems high because the blog gave only about a week of advance notice.
The latest news is that the Board of Education has been accused of altering a July meeting's tape recording and minutes record. LOL
It looks like we are seeing the same kind of vacillation in Ohio that is going on in Kansas, where the state school board has reversed itself three times already on evolution standards and will probably reverse itself again because of the election of Darwinist board members.
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