March 5, 2008

Creationists Fail to Take Texas School Board

So the Presidential Primary in Texas was yesterday, but another equally important vote was won in the Texas School Board.

Barney Maddox ran a weird campaign where he spent $120,000 to the incumbent Pat Hardy's $10,000. But Maddox refused interviews and really only put forth one statement of purpose and that was to include creationism in the state textbooks (and thereby leverage national bookmaking companies to sell creationist edited books, more here). Hardy won handily.

Mary Helen Berlanga, also challenged by a right-wing creationist soundly defeated her in District 2.

Later this year the Texas School Board will come together to adopt new science curriculum standards, and these two nutballs luckily won't be there to spew their creationist agenda.

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