The Unknown Five Scientists Who Saved Science Education in Alabama
My latest at Science of the South. Probably one of the best and most important things I’ve ever written. The Unknown Five Scientists Who Saved Science Education in Alabama http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/the-unknown-five-scientists-who-saved-science-education-in-alabama/
On Thursday, December 14th 1989, five Alabama scientists joined together, forming a small line of defense in a battle most of us weren’t even aware was happening. This clash was one of the most important, yet unknown, battles in a war to keep science in public classrooms. Alabama, a critical state in this conflict, reviews only one or two subjects each year. Consequently, science standards and text, once adopted, remain so for a period of six years; gaining a near permanence in Alabama classrooms.