Ding Elsberry still obsessed with Cheri Yecke
Wesley "Ding" Elsberry, in an article noting that she is leaving her Florida position, noted,
What I haven’t seen in any of the various places the story has run is Yecke’s association with antievolution. They mention that she presided over the 2003 rewrite of science standards in Minnesota, but do not mention how closely the process had to be watched to prevent antievolution content from being incorporated.
Ding, the source you cited did not say that she presided over the 2003 rewrite of Minnesota "science standards" -- the source said that it was a rewrite of Minnesota "academic standards" (which happened to include science standards). Just a fine point.
Well, Ding, maybe the reason why you haven't seen mention of Yecke's "association with antievolution" is that the newsmedia does not consider it to be newsworthy. Has it ever occurred to you that not everyone is as obsessed with "anti-evolution" as you are? That "association with antievolution" did not prevent Yecke from being one of three finalists for the position of Florida education commissioner out of 24 applicants considered qualified for the position.
Also, Ding, it generally appears that those who want their side to be taught dogmatically -- with not even a mention of the other side -- are the Darwinists. In fact, I have yet to see anyone say that creationism, intelligent design, and/or other criticisms of Darwinism should be taught dogmatically in public schools, though opinion polls show that some people think that.
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