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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2018/03/23

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

A creationist resolution surfaces in Louisiana. And NCSE is seeking to
hire one or two part-time summer interns.


Senate Resolution 33, introduced in the Louisiana Senate on March 20,
2018, would, if passed, commend a former state senator "on his support
and endorsement of teaching creationism in public schools."

The resolution would honor Bill Keith, who sponsored Louisiana's
Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act
while serving in the state senate in 1981. The law was subsequently
overturned as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court's decision in
Edwards v. Aguillard in 1987. It remains on the books, however. As
NCSE previously reported, there have been three unsuccessful
legislative attempts, most recently in 2016, to repeal it.

The chief sponsor of the resolution is John Milkovich (D-District 38),
who was the most outspoken opponent of the most recent effort to
repeal the Balanced Treatment Act, according to the Associated Press
(March 29, 2016).

For the text of Louisiana's Senate Resolution 33 (PDF), visit: 

For the Associated Press's story on the most recent repeal effort, visit: 

And for NCSE's previous coverage of events in Louisiana, visit: 


NCSE is seeking to hire one or two part-time summer interns to work on
science education activism projects, with a particular focus on either
climate change education or evolution education. This is a unique
opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about
science advocacy to support one of the most important groups: science
teachers. This is a temporary position based in Oakland, California,
running from June to August 2016. Further information about duties,
qualifications, salary and benefits, and the application process is
available from NCSE's job page.

For information about the positions, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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