LABE endorses the repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act
The Louisiana Association of Biology Educators joins their parent organization, the National Association of Biology Teachers, in endorsing the effort to repeal the misnamed Louisiana Science Education Act. LABE opposed the passage of this Act and we wholeheartedly support the effort to repeal it. The Science Education Act may confuse students about the nature of science and will allow the introduction of non-science into the science classroom. We support Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Zack Kopplin, and the Louisiana Coalition for Science in their efforts to repeal this act through the introduction of Senate Bill 70 for the 2011 Louisiana legislative session to repeal the LSEA. We encourage the Louisiana legislature to leave the teaching of science to the well prepared, certified, knowledgeable science teachers in Louisiana, under the supervision of the Louisiana Department of Education, using the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and the Louisiana Standards for guidance.