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In Letter and Op-Ed, AAAS Urges Defeat of Oklahoma Science-Ed Bill
AAAS is urging that Oklahoma legislators reject an “academic freedom” measure now pending in the state Senate, saying that it would undermine the teaching of evolution and confuse students about fundamental and widely accepted scientific knowledge.
In a letter to Oklahoma elected officials and in a commentary published in The Oklahoman, the state’s largest newspaper, CEO Alan I. Leshner has written that the measure (HB 2107) would degrade science education and contribute to the decline of science literacy at a time mounting global competition in science and technology fields.
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