The final SBOE hearing is Tuesday, April 18 at 9 a.m. in the William B. Travis Building (1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas)
Testimony registration begins Friday, April 14 at 8 a.m. and ends Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
At the State Board of Education hearing in January 2017, educators appointed by the SBOE to revise science curriculum standards made recommendations that included removing anti-evolution buzzwords from Texas’ curriculum standards. In a series of controversial votes, a group of SBOE members added back into standards some problematic concepts and buzzwords commonly used by creationists to call into question the theory of evolution.
The SBOE will meet again April 18-21 to take a vote on the final language of new science standards.
For a quick refresher on the current science debate at the SBOE, click here.
For an in-depth explainer on the history of the evolution wars in Texas, click here.